4 Feared Killed In Plateau, As Irigwe Community Petition Human Right Organisation, Federal Govt 

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Yakubu Busari

The Irigwe Speaking natives of Bassa Local Government Council of Plateau State have petitioned the Federal Government, International inhuman Right organistion as well as the Plateau State Government over renewed killings.


At least no fewer than four persons have been feared killed in Irigwe community of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State in the earlier hours of Sunday by suspected herdsmen in an ambushed.


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The Youth President Comrade, Ayuba Change Dodo said that the incident that happened at about 2: am with series of ambushes and killings within Irigwe Chiefdom by alleged suspected Fulani herdsmen who arrived the settlement in the odd hours and opened fire on them by shooting sporadically which made the people flee.


He explained further that they almost wiped out an entire family where four persons were killed in an ambush at a place Called Ngbrazongo near kpasho village of Kwall District.


The residents of Ngbrazongo has lost many people to this carnage and inhumane killings of innocent citizens by suspected herdsmen which have continued for the past two years of hostilities in Irigwe land.


We the Irigwe community write and copied Gov. Lalong, the Presidency and international NGO on human right violations by bloodletting Fulani herders who are maiming, killing our women and children.


We are calling on the international human right community to see the genocides and ethnic cleansing going on in Irigwe speaking natives.


It was gathered that on Saturday, in a village of Arangai, in Mangu Local Government council, a meat seller, Baba Likita, was killed alongside two other men from Ampang West of the same Mangu council.


The spokesman of the Special Task Force (STF) on security in the state, Major Adam Umar, confirmed another incident in Fan district of Barkin Ladi Local Government where one person, at a village of Ktachudu, was ambushed and slaughtered by 9.00pm on Sunday.


He said the troops were working hand in hand with the police to get to the root of the matter as they were intensifying investigation to unravel the mystery behind the killing.


In a related development, on Sunday night at Bauchi Road and Nasarawa Gwom, both in Jos North Local Government Area, there was serious tension as a result of activities of a deadly group known as Sarasuka which had an encounter with another equally deadly group which led to the destruction of property while some members of the groups were injured.


Umar, who also confirmed the operation of the group, told newsmen in Jos on Monday that the group wanted to disrupt the hard-earned peace the people had been enjoying in the state, especially during the Sallah celebration.


“Some vehicles of innocent people were bashed and vandalised. The situation is, however, calm now as there is free movement of citizens.

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