January 28, 2023

Six killed in two Plateau villages

Six people including two women and a child have been killed in two sperate attacks in Central Nigeria’s Plateau State, reports say.

Last Sunday, three people were killed in Ncha, a village in Bassa Local Government attacked on September 7, 2017, with 21 people killed.

About 60 hectares of grown crop farms jointly cultivated by the returning internally displaced persons were sheared in a renewed aggression last August.

The perpetrators of the Sunday attack had yet to be identified when another invasion was recorded on Monday in Kpachudu village, few miles away from Ncha village, in Bassa.

Three people – Emmanuel David, 6, Mary Andrew, 18 and Asabe John, 25 were killed when unknown assailants opened fire in a private residence, President of the Meyango Youth Movement, Mr. Chinge Dodo said.

The assailants used their Victims’ blood to write in a strange language on the floor before leaving, said Mr. Samson Rivi, Acting Spokesperson, Irigwe Development Association.

No comments have been obtained from officials but eyewitnesses say the assailants in both villages looked and spoke like Fulani herdsmen.

The attacks follow the murder of five people last Thursday in K-Vom village in Jos South Local Government Area, which was preceded by the murder of a village Chief, Mr. Bulus Chuwang Jang in Foron village of Barkin Ladi LGA.

The Acting District Head of Foron was hacked to death in his house at about 8pm, after his electricity generator mysteriously went off.

His funeral has been fixed for Friday, October 2, 2020.