Gunmen Kill 4, Burn houses, food barns in Plateau

Gunmen on Sunday night through Monday morning invaded two villages in Kwall District of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, killing four youths, and houses burnt including food barns.

Speaking with The Nation, on Monday morning
the National President of the Irigwe Development Association, IDA, Robbert Ashi, who confirmed the incident said the three youths were ambushed by suspected herdsmen and killed between Jebbu Bassa and Rikwechongu village on Sunday evening, while another person was killed at Zirshe Village In the early hours of Monday and houses burnt including food barns.


He said:

“Yesterday evening I was informed of attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen who ambushed and killed three of our youth returning back from Jebbu Bassa to Rikwechongu village close to the School of Accountancy while at the early hours of this morning (Monday) the Fulani herdsmen also attacked Zirshe village and killed one person, burnt several houses including food barns where the villagers had kept their recently harvested produce.


This action is condemnable coming at the time our people are preaching peace in the land,”.

He described the attacks as unfortunate and called on the security agencies to arrest the attackers whom he said are suspected Fulani herdsmen.


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