Insecurity: Another six Farmers killed days after attack on miners in Plateau

Armed men Suspected to be herdsmen on Friday night invaded and killed six farmers in Wereng village, Riyom LGA, 50kms southwest of Jos, the capital of Plateau State.

The attack according to source happened at about 8:30pm Nigerian time in Riyom, left two others severely injured.


Eyewitnesses say the attackers spoke Fulfulde and Hausa during the invasion.

“We just left the mining site about an hour earlier and were just seated discussing how to go about it next, with the rumours of attacks coming, then suddenly we heard gunshots,” Mr. Dauda Jatau, a wounded survivor said.

Survivors In hospital

Rumours we’re alleged to had circulated online from Wednesday night, of planned attacks in the village.

Chairman of Riyom Mr. Mafeng Gwalson, confirmed the attack in a WhatsApp chat with Masara Kim, but did not give details.

Senator Istifanus Gyang, of Plateau North Senatorial District unequivocally condemned the unwarranted attack on peace loving and hard working citizens.


The Senator in a press statement through his spokesperson, Musa Ashoms said the killers are not unknown to security agencies.

The part have that:

“It is sad therefore that people in Plateau North are repeatedly being hunted, ambushed and killed without any decisive action,”.


The Villagers urged government and security agencies to be serious about the safety and protect the law -abiding citizens from terrorists
and bandits.


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