Gunmen killed four people and razed houses in a fresh attack on two communities in Miango District of Rigwe Chiefdom, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The attacks, which occurred over the weekend, resulted in the deaths of four individuals, with several others sustaining injuries. The Publicity Secretary of the Irigwe Development Association (IDA), Davidson Malison, confirmed the incidents, attributing the attacks to suspected herdsmen.
The victims were identified as Gadan Zhwe (50), Lydia Yakubu (48), Nuhu Yakubu (23), and Musa Wolo (32).
The IDA has condemned the attacks as “callous and barbaric” and called on the authorities to apprehend the perpetrators and restore normalcy in the area.
The chairman of Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN), Garba Abdullahi, denied the accusations, stating that the herders were not responsible for the attacks.
The spokesperson of Operation Safe Haven, Captain Oya James, confirmed the incidents and stated that the timely response of the troops forced the attackers to flee the community.
The IDA’s plea for the restoration of peace and the apprehension of the perpetrators reflects the ongoing security challenges in the region.