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Sunday, 5 August 2018

3 Dead As Fulani Herders Strikes Again in Plataeu State


As indicated by a report by Punch, three people were shot dead on Friday night in Zanwra zone of Jebbu Miango, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State by suspected Fulani herders, tossing the entire community into an aggrieved situation.

The killing occurred scarcely three days after the peace and security gathering sorted out by the Plateau State Peace Building Agency in a joint effort with the United States Institute for Peace, Justice, and Security and financed by US Embassy in Nigeria

The gathering had as its subject: "The resurgence of brutality in Plateau State: Towards a multi-partner association for peace and security."

While one consumed shell of 7.62mm ammo was recuperated at the scene of the episode, the casualties were said to have been covered by their relations as per the convention of Irigwe ethnic gathering.

The aggressors were said to have struck at 8pm, a couple of hours after the visit of the new Commander of Special Military Taskforce codenamed 'Activity Safe Haven', Maj. Gen. Augustine Agundu to the territory.

The representative for the Plateau State Police Command, Matthias Tyopev, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, affirmed the killing on Saturday, saying examination had started.

He stated, "Today, being Saturday, August 4 at 0745hrs, the Nigeria Police Force, Plateau State Command, Jos got a data that on August 3 at around 1830hrs, obscure equipped men suspected to be Fulani herders assaulted Zanwra zone of Jebbu Miango, Bassa LGA. Because of the assault three people were shot dead.

"They are; Emmanuel Gado 'M' matured 22, Ladi Monday 'F' age 30 and Mary Monday 'F' matured 5 years. Police criminologists driven by the Divisional Crime Officer of Bassa Police Division prepared to the scene of wrongdoing. One used shell of 7.62mm ammo was recuperated, Photographs of the bodies were likewise taken.

"Then, the cadavers were covered by relations as indicated by Irigwe ceremonies. An examination is in advance to track and capture the culprits to confront equity. We likewise advance to individuals from people in general to help with the required data to unwind the riddle behind the assault."

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