Scores of protesting women have burned down the house of the District Head of Bokkos town in Bokkos local government area of Plateau state, Michal Monday Adanchi.

The women are protesting the recent killings in the state.

A source told journalists that the incident happened around 12:30 pm on Friday, January 5.

The source who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the women burned the house following the arrest of some members of the community for their alleged involvement in the recent killings in the area.

According to him, the traditional ruler’s residence and his administrative office were burned down.

“The incident began at the police station where they expressed their anger over the arrest of some members of the community,” the source said.

“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 Nation learnt that soldiers later arrived in the area and dispersed the protesting women.

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