Herdsmen Behead Father And Son In Fresh Plateau Attack


Suspected Fulani herdsmen have attacked and beheaded a man and his son in Miango, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The victims identified as Thomas Wollo, 46, and Nggwe Thomas, seven, were reportedly killed close to their home in Tafigana village, Bassa LGA, while returning from a choir practice at about 8.50pm on Sunday.

The Punch reports that the herdsmen disappeared into the bush after killing them.

A woman in Ancha community, Bassa LGA, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, was also said to have been killed on Monday by herdsmen.

Spokesman for Miango Youth Development Association, Zongo Lawrence, confirmed the Tafigana village killing, adding that the killers went to a nearby village in Hukke and destroyed farm produce worth millions of naira.

“Seventeen of our people have been killed by Fulani herdsmen this year,” Lawrence said in a statement.

“The international community should come to our aid; we are under heavy siege.”

The Paramount Ruler of the Irigwe Kingdom, His Royal Highness, Ronku Aka, also confirmed the killing of Wollo and his son.

The police in the state are yet to make any statement on the matter as of the time of filling this report.

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