Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, Ms Heather Nauert, in a statement for the United States, urged the Nigerian Government to ensure that the perpetrators of the hideous crime be brought to books.
“The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the killing of civilians and destruction of property in Nigeria’s Middle Belt region over the weekend.
“We are concerned by the recent increase in armed violence against civilians and call on all political and community leaders to lend their voices to peace and to work together to find lasting solutions to these rural conflicts.
“We join President Buhari and others in sending our deepest condolences to the affected communities, and in the desire to see the perpetrators brought to justice and to prevent further violence,” Nauert said.
The Public Relations Officer of the Police Command in Plateau, Mr Terna Tyopev, disclosed that 50 houses, two cars and 15 motorcycles were burnt in the attacks by herders.
Reports has it that Razat, Ruku, Nyarr, Kura and Gana-Ropp villages of Gashish District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area were be-seized by suspected herdsmen which led to the death of many.
The Plateau Government has imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in Riyom, Barkin Ladi and Jos South local government areas following the attacks.
Reacting to the attack, President Muhammau Buhari described the incident as painful and regretable, and warned that the government would not rest until the assailants were brought to justice.
Source: Naija News