Nomadic Fulani herdsmen clash with their host communities quite often

One person was killed in a Fulani herdsmen raid at Gwam Rim village of Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State. Four houses were also burnt during the attack on Monday.

According to an eyewitness, the assailant entered the community at about 4:30 am and started shooting sporadically, in the process, killed one of the residents and setting some houses ablaze.??

The co-ordinator of  a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Mark Lidpo, gave the name of the deceased as David Mamai.

Spokesperson for the state Special Task Force, Capt. Mdahyelya Markus confirmed the attack. He advised the troubled villages to set up a vigilante group that would help them contact nearby security agencies during subsequent attacks.

Markus noted that the task force can’t be everywhere at the same time, advising them to put necessary measures in place in order to ensure their safety.??

Meanwhile, in a similar attack last Tuesday, five persons were killed while two others were hospitalised.

During the weekend, gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen also raided Angwan village in the same local government area, leaving several people with scores of injuries.?

A group of armed Fulani men numbering about 50 also sacked the village on Saturday afternoon at about 3:30 p.m. shooting sporadically, forcing the residents to desert their homes. 

A source said the Fulani community leader (Ardo) was arrested and arraigned at a Jos Magistrate court but was however, granted bail, adding that the Fulani have continued their attacks on Berom villages.?

The Special Adviser to the state governor, Timothy Parlong, assured the residents of safety, adding that  the state government was already mediating between the two rival groups to foster peaceful co-existence.

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