2 People Killed As Fulani Herdsmen Attack Plateau

2 People Killed As Fulani Herdsmen Attack Plateau

By Aaron Abraham | Staff Reporter on January 29, 2018
Police Line Crime Scene

Two persons were on Sunday, January 28, 2018  ambushed and killed in the night by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Ariri and Tafi-Gene village of Jebu-Miango, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau state.

This is the second of such killings in three days after a series of attacks by suspected fulani herdsmen has claimed over 20 lives in Bokkos, Bassa and Riyom Local Government of the state.

An investigative report by NewTelegrah revealed that the attack which occurred at about 93:30 pm, also left one person badly injured and several houses burnt.

According to eyewitnesses, the attackers laid ambushed on the three persons while they were returning to their various homes from a playing ground.

It was gathered that the deceased persons have been buried while the injured person is currently receiving medical treatment at Enos hospital Bassa. People from the affected villages have fled for fear of the unknown.

Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Tyopev Marthias Terna while confirming the incident said he is yet to receive details of the fresh attack.

He revealed that investigation is ongoing to track down criminal elements who have been killing innocent citizens in the past one week in Bassa Local Government Area of the state.


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