Locals open fire on herdsmen in Plateau community, 3 reportedly dead
– Miyetti Allah has disclosed that three herdsmen were killed in Plateau state
– According the group, they were killed during separate attacks by locals in Barkin Ladi LGA
– One of the victims was reportedly beheaded by suspected Berom militia
Three herders were ambushed and killed between Tuesday and Wednesday by locals in Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau state, according to the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN).
Speaking on Thursday, June 14, the chairman for north central, Danladi Chiroma, said two of the victims were killed during two separate attacks on Tuesday while traveling around Fan and near Kassa in Barkin Ladi, Daily Trust reports.
The third victim was said to have been beheaded by suspected Berom militia around Jon village in Barkin Ladi on Wednesday night.
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According to Chiroma, the first attack had occurred on Sunday in Kassa, Barkin Ladi when assailants opened fire on a Fulani traveller who is now receiving treatment at the Bingham University Teaching Hospital.
The MACBAN chairman said: “The first attack took place around 1:30pm at Fan when locals opened fire on four Fulani travellers in an open truck with five cattle. One person is still missing and presumed dead, five cows and the vehicle were also stolen by the attackers.”
He stated that on the same day, around 7pm, assailants also opened fire on travellers around Nding junction near Kassa. “The victims were on their way to Quan’an Pan after leaving the Kara cattle market in Bukuru, one person was killed and two others injured,” he said.