Suspected Fulani herdsmen on Monday and Tuesday killed three people in Gashish and Ropp villages, Kakuruk Ward in Gashish District of Barkin Ladi LGA, Plateau State.
Two of the victims, identified as Suga Geoffrey Jangwok and Sylvester Ishaya, were shot dead in Gashish, on Monday night, with four persons injured while one person was killed on Tuesday morning in Ropp. Three others were also severely wounded in that attack by suspected herdsmen.
Those killed in Gashish were reportedly returning from their farm at about 6:30p.m. when the Fulani herdsmen ambushed them and shot two persons dead.
The four others injured in that ambush are said to be receiving treatment at Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos.
Spokesperson for the Plateau State Police Command, ASP Matthias Terna Tyopev, confirmed the incident, but said those who were injured were taken to Barkin-Ladi General Hospitals while some were transferred Monday night to Plateau Specialists Hospital, Jos, for adequate medical attention.
National Chairman of Berom Youth Moulders Association, Chuwang Choji, lamented how Fulani herdsmen had continued to kill their people without proper intervention by the security operatives.
He said, “These people were shot death while returning from their farms, the Fulani are killing people with sophisticated weapons without any form of arrest by the security operatives, it is high time the security do the needful to save further destruction of lives and property.”
Dr. Daniel Kim, a stakeholder of the community added that most communities in Barkin-Ladi are under siege as children, women and the aged have been displaced from their ancestral homes without anywhere to put their heads.
Dr. Kim revealed how a woman was shot dead this morning while on her way to the hospital to see her husband, who was among those injured in the attack.