June 19, 2021

Plateau farmers ambushed hours after burying slain Prince, five others

One person has been confirmed dead after ambushers believed to be herdsmen, Wednesday attacked home returning farmers near Jos, the capital of Plateau State.

Locals say the attack occured at about 6pm in Chàhá village, few kilometers to K-Vom where five people were killed last three weeks in an overnight raid.

Neighboring Wereng village had just buried its crowned prince and five other kinsmen killed by late night shooters when the ambushers pounced on the victims on their way from farm, striking the deceased several times with machetes while others escaped, it was learnt.

A 30year-old man was killed in similar manner last week Thursday October 8, 2020 along Kuru-Jenta – Riyom road road, 2miles to K-Vom.

It has not been confirmed that herdsmen are behind the attacks but three neighboring herders arrested in connection to the murder of the Wereng Prince and five others are said to have confessed to the crime.

Officials have yet to confirm these claims but sources say the suspects were arrested after leaders of the herders were detained and compelled to produce killers of the Prince after public outcry.

The suspects might soon be charged to court for prosecution.