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6 killed, 10 injured in herdsmen attack on village in Plateau State



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There was blood letting in two local government areas in Plateau State following an attack by suspected herdsmen which reportedly claimed the lives of no less than six people and the wounding of 10 others.

According to reports, the attacks on Josho village, Daffo Chiefdom in Bokkos Local Government Area and Rikwe Chongu village, Miango District, in Bassa Local Government Area of the state also witnessed the burning of houses by the herdsmen.

However, the number of deaths recorded during the attack was put at three by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Matthias Terna.

Read also: Herdsmen attacks reflect failure of govt to provide security for Nigerians —OPC

The PPRO said one person had been arrested in connection to the attack and also disclosed that the bodies of the three victims had been taken to the Jos University Teaching Hospital.

The PPRO said; “There was an incident that happened in Bokkos. Today (Wednesday), about 10a.m., a Police Division in Bokkos received a distress call that there was a problem at Dasho, a village in Daffo District, that there was a misunderstanding between a Fulani youth and a native youth where they were working at a block-making site.

“The native youth used one of the blocks to hit the Fulani boy on the head and he died immediately, as a result of which a woman identified as Victoria Sunday, about 25 years’ old, was shot and killed in her farm in retaliation.

“Another boy riding bicycle named Moses, surname not yet known, also a native, was shot and killed. The village has been razed down by Fulani people,” he said.


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