Published: Thu, March 15, 2018
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Suspected Herdsmen Kill 25 Persons In Fresh Plateau Attack

Suspected Herdsmen Kill 25 Persons In Fresh Plateau Attack

The victims, who were reportedly killed on Friday night in La'ake village of Kwall district, were said to be children below the age of 10.

The Nigerian Army says its troops on Wednesday discovered 23 dead bodies in a village in Plateau State.

The army, however, said while conducting a search, 23 dead bodies were discovered at Mararaba Dare, while some weapons were recovered.

25 people were killed in an attack carried out by suspected herdsmen in Dundu village, Kwall District in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State on Monday, March 12, 2018.

. As troops moved in to settle the dispute, the herdsmen opened fire on troops convoy. 2 other soldiers wounded are receiving medical attention at 3 Division Military Hospital and Medical Services.

The army said seven suspects have been arrested and weapons, including one AK 47 assault rifle, recovered from the incident.

Umahi made this statement at a meeting on Tuesday, March 14, while reacting to an incident on Monday, when suspected herdsmen had attacked some farmers in Enyanwu Igwe Igbeagu community of Izzi local government.

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The governor's aide called on the affected communities to embrace peace, saying efforts were on to unravel the immediate and remote causes of the problem.

The spokesperson of Miango Youth Development Association, Lawrence Zongo, also confirmed the attack and noted that injured victims are now receiving treatment in a nearby hospital in the community.

"More than seven people have been seriously injured by Fulani terrorists".

"Twenty-three persons were killed in an attack on Dundu village last night".

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

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