Gunmen kill two, rustle 220 animals in Plateau

Gunmen kill two, rustle 220 animals in Plateau

Tragedy struck yesterday at Vatt village in Foron District of Barkin Ladi Local Council of Plateau State when gunmen suspected to be herdsmen struck at morning, killing two persons and rustled 120 cattle and 100 sheep. The member representing the area in the State House of Assembly and the chamber’s Minority Leader, Peter Ibrahim Gyendeng

Tragedy struck yesterday at Vatt village in Foron District of Barkin Ladi Local Council of Plateau State when gunmen suspected to be herdsmen struck at morning, killing two persons and rustled 120 cattle and 100 sheep.

The member representing the area in the State House of Assembly and the chamber’s Minority Leader, Peter Ibrahim Gyendeng who confirmed the incident in Jos, said the attack took place at about 3:00 a.m.

“There was an attack this morning (yesterday) in Vatt community of Foron District, Barkin Ladi LGA of Plateau State by unknown gunmen which villagers suspected to be Fulani herdsmen and the incident took place at about 3:00 a.m. when people were still in their sleep.

“They killed two persons, injured two others, while 120 cattle and 100 sheep were rustled from the villagers.”

The lawmaker, who condemned the aggression, called on the security agencies to arrest the perpetrators.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Matthias Terna Tyopev was not available to comment on the development, according to the Guardian.

But, a source close to his office, said he was away at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) with CP Ezekiel Akinmoyede to welcome the Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Adamu, who was billed to deliver a lecture.

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