Plateau killings: Tears, grief as victims of Yelwa Zangam attack are laid to rest

August 30, 2021
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The remains of sixteen out 34 people killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen at Yelwa Zangam community in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State, were buried on Saturday, August 28, amidst tears and anguish.

The remains of other 18 victims who were burnt beyond recognition in the attack were buried shortly after the killing on Wednesday. 12 out of the burnt victims were members of the same family who were locked up in one room, killed and set ablaze.

Plateau killings: Tears, grief as victims of Yelwa Zangam attack are laid to rest

The procession with the bodies of the victims, commenced at about 7:30am on Saturday from the Jos University Teaching hospital (JUTH) to the burial ground at the Zangam community was peaceful and full of sober reflection. 

Relations of the deceased, who cried and wailed in utter disbelieved as they watch the bodies of their parents, women, children and grandparents lowered into the grave.

Among the 16 corpses buried, five are members of the same family who were butchered and killed by the Fulani bandits.

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