21 Killed As Gunmen Attack Plateau Community

The Berom Youth Moulders Association( BYM) had on Tuesday condemned the lucre of the commuter, explaining that the attack was purely an act of crime by adversaries of peace.

The prophet of the Operation Safe Haven, amulti- security task force maintaining peace in the state, Captain Ola James, had ahead vindicated that 17 persons were killed in the attack, suspecting that the attack was a reprisal to the lucre of the commuter on Monday.

still, BYM’s prophet, Rwang Tengwong, in a statement history, said down from the 17 persons killed in the community, four farther bodies of castigators were recovered.

He said “ 21 persons have been reportedly killed in an attack on two different villages in Heipang community of Barkin Ladi LGA of Plateau State by Fulani host alongside bandits.

“ After carrying out the attack in Heipang megacity, on observing the attackers, vigilante members from Rayogot who were on the alert tried to stop them but, in the process, four persons were killed.

“ The incident ought to have naturally been averted going by the security cautions given out to all applicable bodies including OPSH, but the attacks were still carried out. ”

Meanwhile, the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria( MACBAN) has denied the allegation that the lucre was carried out by members of the group.

Nuru Abdullahi, MACBAN chairman in Plateau State, condemned the incident, describing it as barbaric.

He blamed the security agents for not responding swiftly before the attack was launched.

He said, “ We condemn the attack in its totality. It’s also surprising that we ’re being criminated of attacking the community. That is n’t true. We ’ve learnt that there was a warning signal that there would be an attack on the community and the security agencies were informed. This attack could have been averted if the security had responded on time.

“ We ’re calling on the security agencies to do everything possible to fish out the perpetrators of the incident. This attack is condemnable and uncalled for. ”


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