Some suspected herdsmen have killed at least 25 people in Dundu Village of Kwall district in Bassa local government area of Plateau state.
This is just as scores of houses were reportedly set ablaze in the latest round of attacks in the state which President Muhammadu Buhari recently visited.
It was learnt that the killings took place on Monday evening; a day set aside for the mass burial of victims killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in several communities in Bassa LGA last week. The event was disrupted by the fresh attack which left has 25 persons dead.
Confirming the casualty rate, the spokesperson of Miango Youth Development Association, Lawrence Zongo, said:
“Very sad! Again, Fulani terrorists killed 25 persons in Dundu Village of Kwall District in Bassa LGA of Plateau State.
“Eleven houses were razed down. The villagers were attacked around 7pm yesterday (Monday). Among the victims were three children and two women.
“Others, including two women, are now receiving treatment in a nearby hospital in the community. This is too bad, as we are planning the mass burial of the last attack.
“So far, we have more than 500 Internally Displaced Persons camp. International organisations should please come to our aid.”
Also, the spokesman of Plateau police command, Matthias Tyopev, confirmed the attack but could not give details.
He said Adie Undie, Plateau commissioner of police, had ordered Taiwo Jebiyisu, deputy commissioner of police (operations), to visit the scene for an on-the-spot assessment.
His words: “There was an attack yesterday (Monday) in Bassa; as such, the commissioner of police, Plateau state command, has directed the DCP Taiwo Jebiyisu, a deputy commissioner of police in charge of the department of operations, to go to the scene of crime for an on-the-spot assessment.”
“As such, he is there now. The information is sketchy. I shall inform you when the details of the attack are made available.”