Nineteen people are feared dead as suspected herdsmen reportedly invaded Ariri Village, Bassa local government area of Plateau state.
Channels TV reports that the herdsmen were said to have attacked the village on Wednesday night, October 3, and shot the victims while they were asleep.
Going further, the news outlet reports that residents claimed security operatives are yet to arrive at the scene of the incident and the corpses of the victims are still scattered across the compounds where the attacks occurred.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) raised concern over the renewed killings in Plateau state.
The group, while condemning the fresh outbreak of violence in the state, described the killings as barbaric and inhumane. It also called on relevant international bodies to immediately document them with a view to holding those responsible to account at some point.
CESJET said it wondered why the government of President Muhammadu Buhari was yet to arrest those behind these crimes against humanity.
The centre further raised the alarm that there was a grand plot to unleash a nationwide instability across Nigeria using Plateau state as the launchpad.
Joyce Ogwu, the executive director of CESJET, in a statement also fingered former governor of the state, Senator Jonah Jang, fueling unrest in the state so as to throw the entire nation into chaos to achieve some aims.
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Ogwu said: “The first objective is to trigger similar crisis across the entire country based on the expectations that persons of other ethnicities and faiths would carry out reprisals that would overwhelm the police and therefore spiral out of control."
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