Saturday, 27 January 2018

Fulani herdsmen kill 5, injures 8 in Plateau State

Fulani herdsmen have allegedly killed five people and injured eight others in an attack on Bassa Local Government in Plateau state.

According to the chairman of Irigwe Development Association, Mr Sunday Abdu said that the herdsmen attacked several villages in the Local Government. 
Mr. Sunday Abdu further said the incident occurred on Thursday, January 25, 2018, added that over 20 houses were destroyed.
According to report from Tribune, he said
“The causality figure was more than five. I am just going around. Five people were killed in the first village I visited. I am still going round to see the number of people that were affected. My brother is affected, too. Until I finish going round, I cannot tell you the actual figure. As soon as I am through, I will call you.”

Plateau state police command, ASP Terna Topev, comfirming the incident said three people died in the attacks.
He said:
“While we were close to the village, the armed men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen sighted us and took to their heels. Three people were killed and burnt by the armed men."
“One Danlami Gomaster of Kwall District and one Emmanuel Audu of Jebbu-Miango were identified while the last person is yet to be identified. Eight other persons sustained varying degrees of gunshot injuries and were taken to Enos Hospital in Bassa for medical treatment. Twenty housing units were also set ablaze.”

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