Fresh attacks which left about 25 people dead on Tuesday have disrupted the mass burial of victims killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in several communities in Bassa Local Government of Plateau State on Thursday, 8th march when President Buhari Visited the state.
According to Punch, Persons suspected to be Fulani herdsmen were said to have killed the 25 persons, including three children and two women, while 11 houses were razed in the attack in Dundu Village of Kwall District in Bassa LGA of Plateau State.
Lawrence Zongo, the spokesman of Miango Youth Development Association, confirmed the incident and the numbers of casualties.
He said, “Very sad! Again, Fulani terrorists killed 25 persons in Dundu Village of Kwall District in Bassa LGA of Plateau State.
“Eleven houses were razed down. The villagers were attacked around 7pm yesterday (Monday). Among the victims were three children and two women.
“Others, including two women, are now receiving treatment in a nearby hospital in the community. This is too bad, as we are planning the mass burial of the last attack.
According to the spokesman of the Plateau State Police Command, Matthias Tyopev, the Commissioner of Police of the State, Adie Undie has ordered a Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations), Taiwo Jebiyisu, to the scene for an on-the-spot assessment.
He said, “There was an attack yesterday (Monday) in Bassa; as such, the Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Command, has directed the DCP Taiwo Jebiyisu, a Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Department of Operations, to go to the scene of crime for an on-the-spot assessment.
“As such, he is there now. The information is sketchy. I shall inform you when the details of the attack are made available, please.”