Gunmen kill three women in Plateau community

Gunmen kill three women in Plateau community

- Plateau state is in the eye of the storm again after gunmen invaded a community and killed three women

- The state continues to be subject to attacks by militia groups who have since taken over some communities

- The frequent attacks have sent residents, especially those in communities, in panic mode

A report by ThisDay indicates that three women have been confirmed dead in Plateau after they were shot by bandits in Vatt community, Barkin Ladi local government area of the state.

The report quoted a youth leader in the community, Mr. Dalyop Solomon, saying that the victims were killed while they were harvesting tomatoes in their farms on Monday, October 7.

Solomon gave the names of the deceased women as Tabitha Joro Dung, Ngo Yop Gwom Pam, and Zong Peter.

He said their corpses had been deposited in the mortuary in the locality.

His words: “Our people are mourning because suspected armed Fulani militias invaded a tomatoes farm where local women were harvesting the crops at Vatt community.”

According to him, security agencies had visited the place and had promised to fish out the perpetrators.

Plateau state continues to suffer numerous attacks from unknown gunmen especially in local communities.

Many residents in the state live in Internally Displaced Persons camp as their homes have been invaded and taken over by militia groups.

The federal government's promise to relocate the IDPs back to their various homes and communities have not yielded any positive outcome.

Meanwhile, a herder and Fulani leader in Adamawa, Alhaji Abdul-mumuni Abubakar, has stated that the frequent farmers-herders clashes in the state, is due to the blockage of grazing routes.

Abubakar made the comment at the International Day for Peace 2019 Dialogue organised by the Peace and Security Network, Nigeria on Saturday, September 21.

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