Herdsmen Attack Village In Plateau, Kill Community Leader, Two Others


Some suspected herdsmen on Monday attacked a village in Miango, in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, killing a community leader and two others. 

Lawrence Zongo, spokesman of the Miango Youth Development Association, said the 40-year-old community leader, Musa Yevuh was killed alongside two others, Ladi Wuh, 45, and Laraba Audu, a 36-year-old woman with a hearing impairment.

Zongo, in a statement on Monday, expressed shock over the fresh attack on the community by the gunmen.

He  alleged that the killers were Fulani herdsmen who came from Funture village of Bassa LGA to attack the people after a peace meeting.

Zongo said, “Fulani Herdsmen have killed three people in Hukke Village of Miango District, Bassa LGA of Plateau State.

“Two women and a community leader were killed.

“The names of the deceased are; Mrs Ladi Wuh, 45, Mrs Laraba Audu, 36, and Eld. Musa Yevuh, 40, community leader of  Hukke.

“The attack was a surprise to us after we agreed to accept the peace process by the Plateau State peacebuilding agency last Saturday.

“The suspected Fulani herdsmen who came for the attack are from Funture village of Bassa LGA.”

Zongo, while calling on the state government to rise up to its responsibility and arrest the situation, however, assured that they would continue to be peaceful and law-abiding despite the killing.

“We will continue to be peaceful and law-abiding but the government should be more responsible in protecting lives and properties in rural communities”, he said.


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