Tension as Plateau Women Set Bokkos District Head’s Residence Ablaze

In a Friday afternoon protest, plateau women took to the streets, setting fire to the residence of the District Head of Bokkos town, Michal Monday Adanchi, in Bokkos Local Government Area of the state.

The incident, as reported by a local source, unfolded around 12:30 am, with the women expressing their fury over the arrest of community members implicated in the recent killings in the area.

The traditional ruler’s residence and administrative office were both targeted and set ablaze by the enraged women.

“The incident began at the police station where they expressed their anger over the arrest of some members of the community. After leaving the police station, they proceeded to the house of the traditional ruler, protesting that he was a sellout. A few minutes after reaching the house, they set it ablaze,” the source recounted

Upon learning of the situation, soldiers swiftly intervened, dispersing the protesting women to restore order.

In response to the unfolding events, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Alabo Alfred, pledged to contact the DPO of the area and provide updates to the correspondent.

It is noteworthy that the state police command had confirmed the arrest of eight individuals on Thursday in connection with the recent attacks in Bokkos and Barikin Ladi LGAs.