The Plateau House of Assembly has applauded the efforts of the Federal and State Governments to address the myriad of security challenges currently confronting the state.

Speaker of the Assembly, Mr Dewan Gabriel, gave the applause in a press conference on Friday in Jos.

The speaker was reacting to the Christmas Eve attacks in Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.

DAILY POST reports that gunmen had hit many villages, killed hundreds, including women and children, and also destroyed many houses and other properties.

Official reports indicated that the attack left over 100 persons dead with many injured and currently receiving treatment in various hospitals

The speaker, who condemned the killings, described the invasion as gruesome, senseless and barbaric.

”The Plateau House of Assembly wishes to condemn in strong terms, the Christmas Eve attack on some communities of our dear state.

”This led to the loss of over 100 lives, with many houses burnt and properties lost.

”The House commends the immediate action taken by the governor and the federal government toward dousing the tension in the state,” he added.

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