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Suspected Herdsmen Kill 25 Persons In Plateau Attack

Suspected Herdsmen Kill 25 Persons In Plateau Attack

The Irigwe protest which include youth, women and aged people dressed in black attire in their hundreds matched the street of Jos with inscription "enough of this killing, while others were seen weeping and wailing over the calamity".

A fresh attack by armed men, suspected to be herdsmen, has killed at least 25 people in Plateau State.

And shortly after the 29 victims were laid to rest, some residents of the Irigwe communities expressed their dissatisfaction with the recent comment made by some plateau stakeholders during President Buhari's State visit to Plateau state.

Another source said the attackers invaded the village in a commando style and perfected their dastardly acts within few minutes.

Terna Tyopev, police public relations officer (PPRO), who confirmed the incident, said the attack left scores severely injured and many properties destroyed.

Narrating the sad event to Channels Television, Laraba Yohanna, the mother of two of the children that were killed said the children were playing under the moonlight just before the attack.

"Consequently, security agencies in area have been mandated to enforce the curfew".

He said, "Yes, there has been an attack but right now, we don't have the figure, but the DCP Operations is on his way to the village to ascertain the true position".

The governor through the Commissioner of Information and Communication, Hon.

Close to 200 people have been killed as a result of herdsmen attacks in Various states in the country in 2018 alone.

Meanwhile, Femi Adesina, the spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari, has said that the president would ask the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, questions on why he flouted his relocation order to Benue state as alleged.