July 14, 2024

Four persons were reportedly killed by suspected herdsmen in what looks like renewed attacks on two villages of Miango district of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

According to the national publicity secretary of Irigwe Development Association, Davidson Malison, the assailants launched an attack on Nkienzha community in Miango district of Rigwe Chiefdom in the early hours of Monday where three persons were killed and one severely injured with machete cuts and receiving treatment at a medical facility.

The fourth death was recorded in another attack on Teegbe village on Saturday night while a car ambush occurred on Friday where the vehicle was burnt and one person sustained injuries.

The leadership of Rigwe nation through the traditional council and development association described the resurgence of attacks and killings as callous and barbaric.

The paramount ruler of Rigwe Chiefdom Reverend Ronku Aka and Irigwe Development Association President, Robert Ashi are calling on security agencies to ensure that perpetrators of the heinous crime are apprehended and prosecute accordingly.

Plateau State has been badly hit by blood-thirsty marauders of late with over 200 killed during Christmas Eve attacks in the Bokkos and the Barkin Ladi local government areas. Many houses and farmlands were also burnt in the overnight attacks and scores were injured.

The attack continued in the new year with the killing of over 30 persons and burning of many houses by assailants in Kwahaslalek village, a community in the Mangu Local Government Area in January.

The attack had prompted Governor Caleb Mutfwang to impose a curfew on the Local Government Area which was later lifted.

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