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Fulani herdsmen kill three in Plateau

The victims were ambushed while on their way to the farm


Three persons were on Wednesday killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Barkin-Ladi and Riyom local government areas of Plateau State.

The victims were ambushed while on their way to the farm.

In a report by the Daily Times,two of the victims were killed at Sho village, while another, identified as Monday Davou, was killed at Rantwol-Sopp in Riyom council.

Emmanuel Loman, Chairman of Barkin-Ladi council, who confirmed the killings, said the assailants, suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, launched the attack on Sho village.

He identified the two slain farmers as his close relations.

The villagers were said to have mobilised to confront the assailant but got to the scene after they had disappeared.

Meanwhile, the Plateau State Police Command has restricted the operation of drinking joints in the state, to stem the spate of killings at such joints.

They are now to close by 7pm daily, until further notice, while those in Barkin-Ladi and Riyom are to close by 6pm.

The Command, in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, DSP Abuh Emmanuel, said the move was to check the current trend of attacks on drinking joints in the state.

He urged members of the public to cooperate with the police and other security agencies to rid the state of criminal elements.

The command spokesperson also encouraged residents to go about their legitimate business because the command is doing everything necessary to curtail the attacks.


Number of comments: 1

3/26/2014 3:13:38 PM - m.semprot,,

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