Suspected Fulani herdsmen kill 20 on the Plateau

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have struck Ancha Village in Miango district of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State leaving blood in their trail.

The Friday attack left 20 persons dead while several others were injured.

Spokesperson of the Plateau Police Command, ASP Terna Tyopev, confirmed the attack saying “Yes, we are aware of the attack.”

The suspected herdsmen had reportedly launched the attack on the community in the early hours of Friday, leaving 18 dead at the scene.

The dead include seven male, five female and six children with over 10 sustaining gunshot wounds, as well as deep machete cuts.Two of the injured later died at the hospital where they were receiving treatment.

Residents of the community who woke up to the tragedy had since been in mourning.

The special task force commander and the Plateau State Commissioner of Police paid a visit to the community in the aftermath of the attack, commiserated with them, and assured them of security.

Major General Anthony Atolagbe, Commander, Operation Safe Haven, during his visit to the community, called on the youths not to take the law into their hands, saying that security operatives had commenced an investigation into the attack.

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have in recent times wracked havoc on farmers in the north central states which activities may lead to acute food shortage soon.

 

Post Author: Dayo Emmanuel