JUST IN; Seven [7] herdsmen reportedly killed, one missing in twin separate attacks

No fewer than seven Fulani herders have been killed in 2 separate attacks in Maiyanga village of Kwall District in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The state Chairman of Miyyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Malam Nura Abdullahi, in a statement on Thursday, confirmed the incident.

He said that the attack which occurred on Tuesday, has claimed the lives of 5 person, while another is missing. He also said that more than a hundred cows were killed and some macheted by the assailants.

Abdullahi said all the attacks occurred in the same Maiyanga village, adding that both the Police and personnel of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) were informed of the incidents.

He said, “After the first attack on Tuesday, last week, 2 herders rearing their cows were suddenly attacked and killed in the area. We reported the case to OPSH and appealed to the leadership of MACBAN to exercise restrain while the investigation was going on to arrest the perpetrators of the act.”

“To our surprise, on Tuesday this week, 5 herders were attacked and killed in the same area. They were going about their normal rearing when assailants attacked and killed them. There is no farm activity at the moment in the area because the area is rocky. There is no justification for this attack as the area has been peaceful in recent time.”

He said that the corpses of the victims had been recovered with the support of both the OPSH and Police and have been handed over to them for burial.

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