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HORROR!! Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill Over 20 In Plateau

A clergyman and 20 other persons have been killed, while others sustained various degrees of injuries in Rim, Jol and Kwi communities of Riyom Local Government Area and Gana-Ropp community in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State when a suspected Fulani militia launched an attack on Sunday night.

The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Alabo Alfred, confirmed the latest incident.

This came a few hours after two herders were shot dead in Fas community of Riyom LGA on Sunday evening.

He confirmed the two incidents, assuring that the security personnel were on top of the situation.

He said,

“the two Fulani were killed first while the second attacks were launched later in the night.

“The commissioner of police has visited the scene of the incident. We are investigating the cause of the attack.”

Reports have it that the gunmen invaded the villages when the residents of the affected communities were sleeping.

The National Publicity Secretary of Berom Youth Movement, Rwang Tengwong, who also confirmed the incident said, “Two persons were killed in Rim village of Riyom Local Government Area, seven killed in Jol, eleven in Kwi, while a clergyman, Reverend Nichodemus Kim was killed in Gana-Ropp, Barkin Ladi LGA.”

He called on the federal and the state governments to come up with new strategies to address the security situation in the country, particularly in Plateau State.

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