Suspected Herdsmen Throw Plateau Community Into Mourning Again
Another village in Plateau State has been attacked by persons suspected to be herdsmen.
Three people were killed.
Residents of Zanwra village in Miango district of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State were thrown into shock on Friday night when their community came under attack.
It is barely one month after bandits attacked Mararaban Kantoma, a community in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, leaving at least 10 persons dead.
The spokesman for the police in the state, Mr Mathias Tyopev, confirmed the latest attack and the death figure on national television on Saturday.
According to the Deputy Superintendent of Police, the assailants laid siege to the village on Friday night, killing three villagers in the process.
He said security deployment was made to the area to restore normalcy in the village now thrown into mourning.
Efforts are also ongoing to guard against further breakdown of law and order, as well as prevent any form of reprisal.
In an earlier attack in Plateau State, Abdullahi Abubakar, an 83-year-old Imam, hid over 200 people, including Christians to save them from being killed.
President Muhammadu Buhari few days ago said the Imam would be given a national honour to acknowledge his selfless service to humanity.
Governor Simon Lalong, of Plateau State announced the decision of the President on July 30 during the opening ceremony of a three-day peace and security conference.
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