The Police on Tuesday confirmed that unknown gunmen killed a Fulani herdsman and 15 cows at Rafin-Bauna community of Iregwe land in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau.

The spokesman of the Police Command in the state, Terna Tyopev, said in Jos that the incident happened at about 5:30 p.m on Monday.

Tyopev said that two Iregwe youths were on Monday also attacked and severely injured at about 6pm while returning from a mining site at Gyero community

“At about 17:30hrs, we received information that a Fulani man was killed and 15 of his cows slaughtered by gunmen suspected to be Iregwe people at Rafin-Bauna village of Bassa Local Government.

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“We are yet to ascertain the name and address of the slain victim.

“Similarly, two Iregwe youths while returning from a mining site at Gyero were attacked by armed men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, and as a result sustained various degree of injuries,” he said.

The spokesman said the two injured youths are receiving treatment at Enos Hospital, Miango.

Tyopev said investigation is ongoing to unravel those behind the acts.

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