Revealed: How Irigwe People Now Experience Daily Killings By Alleged Herdsmen, Number Of Dead Persons  Rises To 100

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Yakubu Busari

Killings in Miango communities of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau state has left at least  no fewer than 26 villages have been razed down by the alleged Fulani herdsmen attackers leaving as they also had killed about 99 people killed, while 44 people has been injured, and 863 houses razed down with food bans inclusive.

The Youth PRO , Comrade Lawrence Zogo confirmed that about 347 hectares of  farm land producing dry season crops were  destroyed and that they were worth millions of naira, 15 motor bikes and a bus was also burnt, while 24 irrigation water pumps weren’t also speared by the exterminators .

However, Comrade Lawrence Zogo said ,Federal and State Government under their watchful eyes has abandoned  23, 000 IDPs mostly  Men, Women, Children are living below one dollar per day as poverty level has hit the people of Miango who are predominantly farmers .

Information available to this medium revealed that in  the last five months, from September, 7th  2017  to February 10th 2018  the people of Miango  villages in Bassa LGA of Plateau State are gruesomely murdered everyday by  the attackers marauding as  Fulani herdsmen on expansion agenda of wiping the entire race.

According to the statements, the people have estimated loss of billions of naira from damage done to their hectares of farmlands yet federal, state commence didn’t show sympathy to their plight.

Comrade Lawrence said the numerous attacks which began in Ncha village on 7th September, 2017 with the gruesome killings of more than twenty people, mostly made up of women and children murdered in cold blood in their sleep, as he said that houses were also razed down completely. Since that fateful day, peace has eluded the Irigwe nation.

He explained further that after the Ncha incident, the assailants have continued to launch nightly unexpected attacks in other communities in line with their threat that Ncha was just the beginning. Ever since then, we have continually woken up to news of attacks each day leaving tears, sorrow, despair and apprehension. For the avoidance of doubt, below are details of some of the attacks after Ncha:

 

S/N DATE LOCATION ATTACK
1 9/9/2017

 

Hukke

 

 

2 persons killed including a Soldier

 

2 8/10/2017

 

NkieDongwro

 

 

1 person killed and 1 wounded

 

3 10/10/2017

 

Kpachudu, Ri- Mali, Ri-Njuh, Nche-Tahu

 

 

 

A young man Solomon Elisha killed allegedly by a mobile police member of the STF

 

4 11/10/2017

 

Nzhweruvo and Tafigana, Zanwra and Nzhwerenvi

 

3 persons killed and houses razed down

 

5 12/10/2017

 

RikweChongu and Kpara

 

 

Houses razed down and 2 Churches

 

6 14/10/2017

 

 

Te’egbe

 

6 people killed, 5 injured and houses razed down

 

7.

 

 

14/10/2017

 

Nzhwenshe (Mai FarinMota)

 

 

3 people killed and Houses razed down

 

8.

 

16/10/2017

 

NkieDongwro

 

29 persons killed in the custody of soldiers and 3 injured in a school used as a Military Camp.

 

9. 17/10/2017

 

Rotsu

 

 

Houses razed down and 3 Churches burnt

 

10.

 

18/10/2017

 

Haraku

 

Houses razed down

 

11.

 

14/1/2018

 

Dundu

 

1 killed and 1 injured

 

12.

 

17-26/1/2017

 

Kpachudu

 

 

316 farm Land produce destroyed

 

13.

 

 

25/1/2018

 

DTV, Nkienwhie

 

 

8 people killed 8 injured and houses razed down

 

14.

 

26/1/2018

 

Hukke

 

3 people killed houses razed down

 

15.

 

27/1/2018

 

Nzhewrevi

 

 

Houses razed down

 

 

16. 28/1/2018

 

Ariri,Tafigane

 

2 people killed 1 injured

 

17. 29/1/2018

 

Nzhwego

 

Houses razed down

 

18.

 

1/2/2018

 

Rewienku

 

Farm Land produce destroyed.

 

19.

 

10/2/2018

 

Zanwra

 

3 killed and 2 injured

 

 

20

 

21/2/2018

 

Zogu

 

 

1 injured

 

They also called on Plateau state to be included among states that Federal Government has mobilized military operation for the safety of lives and properties, have suffered wanton destruction of lives and properties since or before 2001 by enemies of the state and nation.

The group also said we are calling for the enforcement of an agreement broken by ‘Operation Save Heaven’ security outfit Jos, on January, 29th 2018, which states “anytime there is killing in the area, leaders of the attackers should be held responsible”. We are therefore calling for the arrest of Miyyeti Allah leaders of Plateau State in regards to Zanwra attack on 10/2/2018, 3 were killed and 2 injured and Zogu attack on 21/2/2018.

We are pleading with the federal government to please come to our aid with relief materials and rebuilding of houses burnt and destroyed by the Fulani herdsmen and give compensation to farmers as promised in other affected states in the country.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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