Residents of Ncha, a community in the Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State has cried out in lamentation over reprisal attacks by the Fulani herdsmen in the area.
Naija News understands that the villagers cried out after two persons were murdered by the herders following a meeting organized to restore peace and end insurgent in the community.
The unidentified herdsmen opened fire on farmers in the village and killed one Moses Abbah and another young man identified as Musa David who was reportedly planting beans on his farmland when the incident happened.
The Ncha community who have suffered causalities from the hands of the Fulani herdsmen called on the Plateau State Government, the Nigerian Army, the Police as well as the international community to come to their aid to prevent further attacks.
Naija News learnt that the recent attack was the tenth of its kind by the Fulani herdsmen in Plateau State in less than two weeks.
According to a local source who spoke anonymously with newsmen on Tuesday, October 6, “the attack on farmers in Ncha Village was a reprisal for casualties the herdsmen suffered after they were stopped by military personnel on a peacekeeping mission in the area while attempting to raid and attack Kpachudu Village.”
“The military operation left many of the attacking herdsmen injured, some of whom reportedly died hours later,” the source was quoted by SaharaReporters.
The Jos Special Task Force were said to have foiled an attempted attack by the herders earlier, injuring one Sa’idu Umar, Isa Sani, Yakubu Mohammadu, Mupankshin Waziri and Yusuf who are herdsmen in the process.
In another news, five persons, including a traditional ruler, have been killed by gunmen in Wereng community of Riyom local government area of Plateau.
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