The Plateau State Government has asked the Federal Government to release N10billion from the Victims Support Fund (VSF) to the state.

Commissioner for Information in the state, Mr Yakubu Dati, made the request on Wednesday during his interview with Channels TV.

The request is coming days after herdsmen attacked on some villages in Barkin-Ladi Local Government Area of the state, where at least, 200 persons were killed by suspected herdsmen.

Recall that suspected armed herders on June 24, 2018, killed 86 persons during an attack on Razat, Ruku, Nyarr, Kura and Gana-Ropp villages of Gashish District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The commissioner explained that the fund would help in the compensation of residents rendered homeless in the aftermath of the attack.

He said: “ VSF is needed so that those who have been affected will be supported or compensated to reduce the human suffering and also feel that justice has been done to a level because, sometimes, most of these things lead to reprisals.”


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