Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Defy Curfew, Kill 6 During Attack in Plateau

Angelo Anderson
October 16, 2017

Barely 24 hours after the imposition of a curfew by Governor Simon Lalong, gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have killed over six people in Bassa Local Government Area, with several houses burnt.

Adi said that the Soldiers drafted to the area have not helped matters as they have conducted house-to-house search collecting the few weapons they have in their houses for self-defense, thereby making them vulnerable to attackers.

The spokesperson of the Nigerian Police in the state, Terna Tyopev, could also not confirm the casualty or the fresh incident, but said he will investigate through the police officials in the area. I just left a live radio programme and I have not been briefed on any attack, he told TheCable.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the attackers, who invaded the village at midnight, killed six persons and injured scores of others.

Recently, communities in some parts of the Plateau have come under incessant attacks by unknown gunmen.

The latest is about the third in the gale of attacks on the local government since the state government imposed an indefinite dusk-to-dawn curfew on the area since last week Friday.

A resident of the community Mr. Moses Adi while narrating the recent onslaught on the community said it may not be unconnected with previous killings in crisis in Ancha Village of the local government in which a Fulani boy was killed leading to a reprisal that claimed over 20 lives.

"We shall also identify critical stakeholders within the area and work with them toward ending these attacks".

The injured had been taken to hospital.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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