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The Plateau Police Command has confirmed 19 persons killed and five others injured in an attack on Ancha village, Bassa Local Government, on Friday.

Its Commissioner, Mr Peter Ogunyanwo, who briefed newsmen on Friday in Jos, said that preliminary investigation had indicated that the attack was carried out by Fulani gunmen.

“We are investigating the matter, but from our findings so far, the attack was carried out by Fulani herdsmen to avenge the killing of a young boy.

“We have been told that a Fulani boy resident in the village was reported missing on August 3. We are told that his body was later found without the head,” he said.

According to Ogunyanwo, the attackers invaded the village in the early hours of Friday and unleashed mayhem on innocent citizens, killing 19 persons and injuring five others.

“Of the 19 persons that died, 13 are adults comprising seven males and six females, while six are children.

“The five persons injured have been taken to the hospital and are responding to treatment,” he said.

He said that the attack was believed to be a reprisal because it came three days after the body of the missing Fulani boy was found.

The Commissioner said that five suspects were arrested over the missing Fulani boy, but that no arrest had been made in respect of the Friday morning attack.

He said that security personnel had been deployed to the area to forestall another reprisal attack, and cautioned the people against taking the law into their hands.


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  1. Hmmmmmmm. Dont just know what to say

  2. The test for this administration's credibility on its campaign over security is to reign in or clamp down on Fulani killer herdsmen. You can not act tough on book haram,IPOB,Niger Delta Militants and allow this criminals have their way because they belong to the same ethnic group with Mr President..

    1. Stop the hatred of the president Buhari. What you read above had been the pattern of violence in Plateau state before 1999 and till now.
      Nothing new was happening because Buhari is the president.

    2. @Anonymous 9:43AM...

      If you can understand what the person you responded to was saying very well, he was talking about prosecutions of Fulani herdmen whenever this kind of ugly incidence happens under Buhari administration.... It is taking with levity.... Can you hear what the police chief was saying?..... There was arrest when they found the dead boy but NO arrest is made when 19 people were killed by the Fulani herdmen.....And the Police has already known the whole story, but, no arrest... And this has been the norm everywhere in the country since PMB came in..... I know, after his regime, there will be a lot of prosecutions.... May God Nigeria.

  3. Since the police commissioner has established and recognized those responsible, even, the motive is known, what's stopping the police from arresting the herdsmen? This should be done to forestall reprisal attacks from the villagers. No tribe is above the law of the land.


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