From Pwanagba Agabus, Jos
Suspected Fulani terrorists, who operate under the guise of herdsmen, have killed another 25 people in Plateau State. The fresh killings occurred on Monday evening.
The Police Command in Plateau State on Tuesday confirmed the attacks and the death toll. It said that men and officers had been deployed in the area to access the situation.
But the residents said that they were yet to see any security personnel in their community even after reporting the incident to them.
The victims were killed and two others injured when the suspected Fulani marauders attacked a village in Miango, Bassa Local Government Area.
THE AUTHORITY learnt that the attackers came Monday evening and killed 25 persons and left scores injured in Dundu village of Miango District, Bassa Council.
A former Secretary-General of Irigwe Youth Movement, Mr. Danjuma Auta, told The AUTHORITY that, “the attackers came around 7pm and killed 25 people in Dundu village, leaving several others injured.
“We don’t know the motive behind the attacks, today, we buried those that were murdered last week, and again we are faced with more deaths, ita��s unfortunate,” he lamented.
The Plateau State Police Command spokesperson, Mr. Mathias Tyopev Terna, said: “There was an attack yesterday (Monday) in Bassa as such the Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Command, Jos has directed the DCP Taiwo Jebiyisu in charge of the Department of Operations to go to the scene of crime for an on-the-spot assessment.
“As such he is there now; the information is sketchy. Twenty-five people were killed in the attack and two persons were injured,a�? he said.