- Three persons have been killed in separate attacks in Plateau communities
- About 319 cattle were also killed in the attacks which occured in Bassa LGA of the state
- Police officers have been deployed to the area to restore peace
Three persons and about 319 cattle have been killed in fresh violence which erupted in different parts of Bassa local government area of Plateau state, according to a report by the police.
Premium Times reports that the state police spokesperson, Tyopev Terna, said the 319 cattle were killed in Billi and Ariri districts of the local government areas.
The cattle were reportedly killed a day after three people were killed, one was injured and two cattle rearers went missing in Maiyanga and Rotsu villages.
Terna said: “The Plateau state police command, Jos, received information on 29/04 /2019 at about 0800hrs to the effect that unknown gunmen attacked Maiyanga area of Miango district. As a result, one Jummai Jah ‘f’ 25yrs and Emmanuel Ishaya ‘m’ 37yrs were killed. A 7 months old girl, Tabitha, survived with a neck injury and is receiving treatment at Enos Hospital at Miango. The information also emphasised that Monday Audu of Rotsu village also in Miango district was shot and matched (macheted) to death.
“While the investigation into these crimes were ongoing, the command on 30/04 /2019 at about 0730hrs received information that about 319 cattle were attacked and killed, 12 cattle were wounded while 11 cattle were rustled. Two cattle rearers: one Mubarak Yakubu and one Shehu Saidu, both males of different addresses, were missing. All these allegedly took place in Billi and Ariri in Miango District."
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He added that police officers have been deployed to the affected areas to restore peace.
The governor said most of the villages that have fallen victims of banditry in Zamfara do not have security agents to prevent the unfortunate attacks.
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