Gunmen kill two persons, rustle 120 cattle and 100 sheep

Posted by News Express | 5 September 2019 | 583 times

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•Plateau Police Commissioner Ezekiel Akinmoyede

Armed gunmen suspected to be herdsmen yesterday morning killed two persons and rustled 120 cattle and 100 sheep at Vatt village in Foron District of Barkin Ladi Local Council of Plateau State.

Confirming the incident in Jos, the member representing the area in the state House of Assembly and the chamber’s Minority Leader, Peter Ibrahim Gyendeng, said the attack took place at about 3:00 a.m.

His words: “There was an attack this morning (yesterday) in Vatt community of Foron District, Barkin Ladi LGA of Plateau State by unknown gunmen which villagers suspected to be Fulani herdsmen and the incident took place at about 3:00 a.m. when people were still in their sleep.

“They killed two persons, injured two others, while 120 cattle and 100 sheep were rustled from the villagers.”

The lawmaker, who condemned the aggression, called on the security agencies to arrest the perpetrators.

Efforts to reach the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Matthias Terna Tyopev, for further confirmation were futile as he was away at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) with CP Ezekiel Akinmoyede to welcome the Inspector General of Police, Abubakar Adamu, who was there to deliver a lecture. (The Guardian)

Source: News Express

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