27 killled as Fulani herdsmen attack Plateau state

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Nothing less than 27 people have been killed in a fresh attack by suspected Fulani Herdsmen in a fresh attack in Plateau state.

According to report, the incident happened at Nkiedonwhro community, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State after unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani militants.

The suspected Fulani militant stormed the community in the early hours of Monday shooting sporadically.

The suspected herdsmen killed 20 people who took refuge in a classroom, an eyewitness said the villagers were killed in a classroom where they were evacuated to by security operatives.

A resident, who did not want to be quoted, said while some of the people killed had been given a mass burial, those injured were being treated at various hospitals in the Bassa LGA.
The Commander of OPSH, Maj. Gen. Anthony Atolagbe, made the pledge on Monday evening when he went for an on-the-spot assessment of the attack in the village.

He said, “Soldiers have been sent to the headquarters of the OPSH for a proper investigation on how the attack took place in the village under their watch, especially when curfew was imposed in the village and there was supposed to be restriction on movement.”

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