Eight (8) people including an eight months old baby were killed last night by terrorists believed to be Fulani herdsmen in Farin Lamba Community of Jos South local government area of Plateau State barely hours after the Plateau State governor, Bar. Caleb Mutfwang imposed a 24hr curfew in neighbouring Mangu due to insecurity.
The attackers according to statement by the National Publicity Secretary of Berom Youth Moulders BYM, Rwang Tengwong, came in a Vectra Van and shot sporadically at the victims who were heading home after the day’s activities.
The eight months old baby who was murdered with her father according to the statement, were said to be returning home from a hospital when they met their untimely death.
“The BYM under the leadership of Solomon Dalyop Mwantiri, hereby condemn the attack and other forms of provocations meted out on innocent persons of Plateau since after the 2023 General Elections.
“However, the pronouncement by the new General Officer Commanding, 3 Armoured Division Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, Major General Abdulsalam Abubakar during an on-the-spot assessment at Sabon Gari, Mangu Local Government Area a day after he took over as GOC to ruthless deal with criminal elements and restoring peace to communities that have experienced attacks in Plateau state and Joint Operation Area as a whole is a cheering news to us.
“We believe that with the commitment from the new GOC to be firm, decisive and fair to all in discharging the constitutional mandate of protecting lives and property of the Citizens, lasting peace will be achieved in no distant time” the statement added.
The persisting attacks in Mangu and other parts of the state have forced the President of Mwaghavul Development Association MDA, Sir Joseph Gwankat to call on the Federal Government to declare Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN a terrorist organisation because of the heinous crimes that its members are perpetrating in various parts of Nigeria.
Also, the Plateau State Youth Council (PYC) through the Chairmen of Mangu, Riyom, Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi LGAs have called on the Nigeria President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu to as a matter of urgency redeploy the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Taoreed Lagbaja to Plateau state in order to halt the genocide and carnage being perpetrated in Mangu, Riyom, Bassa, Bokkos and Barkin-Ladi LGAs of the State.