Herdsmen have reportedly killed three persons in Zanwra area of Jebbu Miango, Bassa local government area of Plateau state on Friday, August 3.
The incident, according to Punch, threw the whole community into a fresh apprehension.
The news outlet also reports that criminals struck some hours after Maj. Gen. Augustine Agundu, the new commander of Special Military Taskforce codenamed ‘Operation Safe Haven’ visited the area.
Matthias Tyopev, spokesperson for the Plateau state police command, confirmed the killing. He said investigation had commenced.
“Today, being Saturday, August 4 at 0745hrs, the Nigeria police force, Plateau state command, Jos received an information that on August 3 at about 1830hrs, unknown armed men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen attacked Zanwra area of Jebbu Miango, Bassa LGA. As a result of the attack three persons were shot dead.
“They are; Emmanuel Gado ‘M’ aged 22, Ladi Monday ‘F’ age 30 and Mary Monday ‘F’ aged 5 years. police detectives led by the divisional crime officer of Bassa police division mobilised to the scene of crime. One expended shell of 7.62mm ammunition was recovered, Photographs of the corpses were also taken.
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“Meanwhile, the corpses were buried by relations according to Irigwe rites. An investigation is in progress to track and arrest the perpetrators to face justice. We also appeal to members of the public to help with the needed information to unravel the mystery behind the attack,” he reportedly said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Plateau Police Command has confirmed five persons dead in what it suspected was a clash between rival cult groups in Jos. Terna Tyopev, its spokesman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday, August 1, in Jos that the clash occurred Tuesday night.
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