- Reprisal attacks have erupted in Plateau as locals are now attacking Fulani settlements in some areas in the state
- The angry youths set ablaze 23 houses and a mosque within a particular locality
- 13 indigenes were killed recently by suspected armed herdsmen in Kwatas village of Bokkos local government area of the state
Daily Nigerian is reporting that some angry Plateau youths have attacked Fulani settlements in the state, setting ablaze 23 houses and a mosque.
The attack is seen as a reprisal following the recent killing of 13 indigenes by suspected armed herdsmen in Kwatas village of Bokkos local government area of Plateau state.
According to the report, the state chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, and a sister Fulani organisation, GAN Allah Association, confirmed the attack to journalists on Tuesday, January 28.
“We urge the security agencies to always do its homework before any declaration,” MACBAN caretaker chairman, Isa Bappa, said.
“It is equally regrettable for some youth in Kwatas to launch an attack on Fulani communities as a reprisal. Both incidents are barbaric and condemnable.
“We call on the security agencies in the state to as a matter of urgency ensure the arrest of the perpetrators all the attacks,” he added.
Meanwhile, Plateau governor, Lalong Simon, has ordered the immediate arrest of all Fulani leaders and community heads in some local government areas of the state.
Lalong gave the directive to the commissioner of police Isaac Akinmoyede during an emergency meeting of stakeholders which involved traditional rulers, Fulani Ardors, community leaders and religious leaders on Tuesday, January 28.
Nigeria Latest News: IDPs in Plateau - The Herdsmen Have Taken Over Our Villages | Legit TV