Sunday, 5 August 2018

Community In Chaos As Fulani Herdsmen Shoot Three People Dead In Plateau state

According to a report from Saturday Punch, no less than three people were shot dead on Friday night in the Zanwra neighborhood of Jebbu Miango, in the Bassa local government area of ​​Plateau State by suspected Fulani ranchers.

The assassination took place just three days after the peace and security conference organized by the Plateau Peacebuilding Agency in collaboration with the American Institute for Peace, Justice and Security and funded by the US Embassy in Nigeria.

The theme of the conference was "The Resurgence of Violence in the Plateau State: Towards a Multi-stakeholder Partnership for Peace and Security".

While a 7.62mm ammunition round was found at the scene of the incident, the victims were allegedly buried in their relations according to the tradition of the Irigwe ethnic group.

The attackers reportedly struck at 8 pm, hours after the visit of the new commander of the special military force Operation Safe Haven, Major General Augustine Agundu in the area.

Plateau State Police Command spokesman Matthias Tyopev, Deputy Superintendent of Police, confirmed Saturday the assassination, saying the investigation had begun.

He said: "Today, Saturday, August 4 at 7:45 am, the Nigerian state police command of the Plateau State, Jos, learned that on August 3 at around 6:30 pm, unknown gunmen suspected of being Fulani breeders attacked Bassa LGA.As a result of the attack, three people were shot dead.

"They are: Emmanuel Gado 'M' 22, Ladi Monday 'F' 30 and Mary Monday 'F' 5. Police detectives, led by the head of the Bassa Police Division, have mobilized At the scene of the crime, a shell of ammunition of 7.62 mm was recovered, photographs of the corpses were also taken.

"Meanwhile, the corpses were buried by Irigwe rites, an investigation is underway to track and arrest the perpetrators for trial, and we call on members of the public to help with the necessary information. unravel the mystery behind the attack. "

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