By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos
Three people have been killed in attacks on a village in Plateau State by assailants suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.
The attacks occurred on Friday night at Hukke village in Bassa Local Government Area.
Police spokesman ASP Tyopev Matthias Terna confirmed the shooting and hacking to death of the three members of the community.
According to the report, the attack occurred on night of Friday, January 26 at Hukke village, in Maingo district of Bassa Local Government Area of the North Central state.
Governor Lalong has expressed his grief at the development in a statement signed by his special adviser on media and publicity Dan Manjang.
We gathered from the report that the attackers also burned down not fewer than 10 houses with foodstuff and valuable items worth millions of Naira.
A group also quoted an eyewitness as saying that the attackers invaded the village when the villagers were asleep and killed a 70-year-old village head Gado Kondo, Daniel Even 50 and 100-year-old Amadu Hwwie who was hacked to death with a machete.
“We are tired of what is happening in our communities. People are being killed on daily basis.
“We live in fear every day. Seven people were killed on Thursday, eight on Wednesday and today, my husband and father-in-law are all gone,” Esther Even, who lost her husband killed and her father-in-law in an earlier attack on night of Thursday, January 25, told She added: “Our houses are burnt with foodstuff.
“We don’t know what to do now. I don’t know whether we still have government in this country that people are being killed with no concerted action on the part of government.”
Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Tyopev Matthias Terna, who confirmed the incident, said three aged persons were gunned down and hacked to death.
He said: “On 26 January, 2018 at about 1830hrs, while our men were sustaining patrols around Rafi-Bauna, Jebu-Miango areas, they received information that at about 1815hrs of same date, a gang of armed men suspected to be Fulani Herdsmen were seen killing people and burning down houses at Huke Village in Miango Chiefdom, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
“On receipt of this information they immediately mobilised to the area.
“While getting close to the village, the suspected herdsmen on sighting our patrol vehicles took to their heels. As a result of the attack, some people were shot,” he said.