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Family members, sympathisers, mourners wailed on Thursday during a mass burial for 23 victims of gunmen attacks in communities of Bokkos local government of Plateau state.

A mass grave was already prepared in Kwatas village for the burial by members of the community.

As early as 8am, family members and sympathisers assembled at Luna hospital, a private owned hospital in Bokkos, where the bodies were deposited since the attack.

After a brief prayer session for the victims at the premises of the hospital at about 10am, the bodies were moved into some vehicles for the mass grave site in Kwatas.

The bodies were later interred after brief rites performed according to Christian doctrine by a group of religious leaders led by Rev Matthias Sunday.

There was no presence of government official during the burial.

Governor Simon Lalong was said to be in Wase and Shendam for the installation ceremony of newly upgraded traditional rulers.

The clergy men who performed the burial rites expressed dissatisfaction with the level of insecurity in the country, which resulted in the untimely death of the victims.

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