Suspected Fulani herdsmen have killed five persons at Mararaban Tipper near Nzhwerenvi village, and Kpara around Kpatenvie (Jebbu Miango) Community in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The attack, which occurred on Monday night, March 28, at about 7:57pm saw three women killed at Mararaban Tipper while one man was killed at Kpara village.
The second man was ambushed along Gero Road from Tin Mining Site and taken to the hospital where he later died.
Three people sustained gunshots injuries and are currently receiving treatment in a hospital. A bus vehicle was burnt down and motorcycles were carted away.
Those killed were identified as Talatu Benson- 45-year-old, Talatu Danladi- 33 years, Mama Danladi – 15 years old, James Yah – 42 years old and Adamu Amedi while the three injured persons were Godiya Danladi, Redzie I’ve and Alheri Danladi.
According to Nigerian Tribune, the National President, Irigwe Development Association (IDA), Prince Robert Ashi, at a press conference last week alleged the invasion of farmlands in the community by Fulani herdsmen and the destruction of farms and crops worth N500 million.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Bathlomen Onyeka, on Monday, invited the Irigwe and Fulani to a meeting and impressed them on the need for peaceful coexistence.
A police source close to the meeting revealed that both the Irigwe and Fulani agreed to embrace peace and go about their lawful duties peacefully.
The Irigwe Development Association (IDA) in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Mr Davidson Malison, said the attack occurred few hours after the peace meeting, at precisely 7:57 pm