By Chioma Iruke
A group of young persons on Wednesday stormed the Plateau Specialist Hospital where no fewer than 16 corpses of victims of the Yelwa Zangam village killing had been deposited.
The corpses were then evacuated into vans by the vexed youths who later proceeded to the State House of Assembly, blocking all roads leading to the area.
Recall, on Tuesday at Yelwa Zangam in Jos-North Local Government Area, sources alleged that herdsmen invaded the community at the dead of night, leaving several people, mostly women and children dead.
Many others were injured in the wake of the attack and several houses were burnt.
According to witnesses, the corpses at the funeral parlour do not include another set of over 15 persons that were burnt in their houses and have yet to be evacuated.
Despite the address by the Speaker of the House who sued for calm, the youths were not satisfied with the response and proceeded to the Government House where the corpses of the victims were laid.
In the meantime, authorities in Plateau have summoned an emergency Security Council meeting presided by the Deputy Governor, Professor Sonni Tyoden, to discuss the present situation in the state.
The latest attack tends to add salt to injury and further threatens to cut the brittle thread that currently holds the peace within Plateau State.
It comes just days after Governor Simon Lalong imposed a curfew on Jos North, Bassa, and Jos South Local Government areas following an attack on Rukuba Road in Jos North.
A curfew became imperative after 23 people who were travelling from Bauchi en-route Jos to Ikare in Ondo State were killed and 23 others were left injured.