Plateau Massacre: Survivor “As I Was Trying To Run, My Two-Month-Old Baby Fell From My Back”

Plateau Massacre: Survivor "As I Was Trying To Run, My Two-Month-Old Baby Fell From My Back"

Recently, over thirty communities were the target of raids conducted by marauders in Plateau State, which included Barkin Ladi, Mangu, and Bokkos. Nearly 200 people lost their lives in Bokkos alone, over 1,000 dwellings were damaged, and 88 people were injured in the onslaught, according to Vanguard. Between December 23 and December 25, there were attacks that resulted in a tremendous deal of sorrow and suffering. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

Survivors of the brutal attack shared harrowing accounts of the violence. Mercy Makut, one of the survivors, recounted the traumatic experience of witnessing marauders shooting some people and attacking others with machetes. During the chaos, Makut’s two-month-old baby fell from her back. In the midst of the turmoil, a woman in the village assisted Makut in locating and recovering her baby. Despite receiving a cut on her hand, Makut expressed gratitude for the help she received and the eventual reunion with her child.

Hear her: “They were shooting some people and cutting others with machete. I also received a cut on my hand. As I was trying to run, my two-month-old baby fell from my back and I did not even know that the baby had fallen off my back. A woman in the village helped me to pick the baby, so as I was making an effort to go back to the stream to find my baby, someone advised me not to take the risk but I thank God as I was making my way there, I was told that one woman picked the baby. I later found the baby and we were brought to the hospital.” CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

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