A fresh report has emerged revealing that no fewer than three persons have been killed in a fresh attack launched by Fulani herdsmen in Plateau state.
The three victims of the fresh attack were reported to be elderly persons between the ages of 70 and 100 years old.
The fresh attack by the Fulani herdsmen was also reported to have led to the destruction of over 12 houses in a fire incident which occurred in Huke village, Miango District in the Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The deceased were identified as Ahmadu Hwie (male, 100), Odoh Hwie (male, 90), and Gado Kondo (male, 70).
Sunday Punch reports that the herdsmen caught villagers off guard in the attack which was launched at about 8pm on Friday night following a peace arrangement brokered by the Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Adie Undie.
Police sources reports that the suspected herdsmen “have adopted guerrilla tactics of hit and run,” a tactics which it had deployed operatives of the state Investigation and Intelligence Bureau “to intelligently sniff for information to end the attacks and bring perpetrators to book.”
The Plateau State Police Command spokesperson, Matthias Tyopev, while confirming the deaths said: “On January 26 at about 18:30hrs, while our men were sustaining patrols around Rafi-Bauna and Jebu-Miango areas, they received information that at about 18:15hrs of the same date, a gang of armed men, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, were seen killing people and burning down houses at Huke village in Miango Chiefdom, Bassa LGA of Plateau State.
“On receipt of this information, they immediately mobilised to the area. While getting close to the village, the suspected herdsmen, on sighting our patrol vehicles, took to their heels. As a result of the attack, some people were shot and killed.”