The Plateau State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has confirmed the killing of people in some communities of the state.
This follows Tuesday’s fresh attack on Ancha village, Miango District in Irigwe Chiefdom of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State in which at least two persons were killed.
The spokesperson for the Plateau Police ASP Ubah Gabriel, while confirming the incident said security operatives have been deployed to the affected area to restore calm.
Speaking on the incident, the National Publicity Secretary of Irigwe Development Association (IDA), Davidson Malison accused Fulani herdsmen of carrying out the killings.
He told Daily Trust that two farmers identified as Daniel James (32) and Zakwe Deba (35) were ambushed and killed by the Fulani militia herdsmen.
He said: “I spoke with the Bassa DPO on the matter who said he was on his way coming to the scene.
“The entire Rigwe nation is saddened by this unfortunate development and call for more proactive measures by security personnel and government in ending this bloodletting in the land.
“These atrocities being committed by Fulani militia has had gross negative effects on our people and it must be stopped,” he added.
However, when contacted, the State Chairman of Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN), Mallam Garba Abdullahi, denied the involvement of his people in the killing.
He said: “The allegation was baseless. “Our people don’t rear cattle within Irigwe chiefdom.”
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