Eight persons have been killed and 10 others injured, after suspected Fulani herdsmen launched a fresh attack on Jabu-Maingo village of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
It was gathered that the attack which took placed at about 9:00pm also left 20 houses burnt with foodstuff and property worth millions of Naira destroyed.
Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Tyopev Matthias Terna, confirmed the attack and said three persons were killed, eight others injured and 20 houses burnt with foodstuff.
“The Command received a distress call at about 9pm on Thursday that some gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen were attacking a village at Jebu-Maingo in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
“Mediately, the Divisional Police Officer mobilised his men to the scene and also the command mobilised some armed men to go for reenforcement, on arrival when the assailants sited the police, the armed men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen deserted the village.
“After then, we discovered that three people lost their lives, two have been identified as Danlami of Kwal District, Emmanuel Audu of Jebu-Maingo and the third person is yet to be identified, 20 houses were set ablaze and eight various persons sustained gun shots injuries and were taken to Enos hospital Bassa treatment.”
Governor Simon Lalong, who condemned the fresh killings in the state, described those who are spreading rumour that Government has carved out land in Riyom, Barkin-Ladi, Bassa and Bokkos Local Government Areas for cattle colonies in fulfilment for his pledged to Fulani’s in the state as liars.