Tension in Plateau after youths reportedly slay 38 cattle, injure 15
– The youths of Tanjol in Riyom local government area have reportedly murdered 38 cows and injured 15
– The leaders of Miyetti Allah also reports that the youths prevented the cattler herders from slaughtering the injured ones
A fresh crisis looms in Plateau state as locals of Tanjol in Riyom local government area of the state reportedly killed thirty-eight cows and injured 15 more during an attack on herdsmen on Monday, June 4.
Daily Trust reports that the State Youth Leader of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association in Nigeria (MACBAN), Ibrahim Yusuf, said the cattle were shot by armed Berom youths.
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He said: “When they killed the cows, the owners returned to the scene with personnel of Operation Safe Haven to slaughter the injured ones but the attackers opened fire on them.”
The herdsmen were eventually able to slaughter the 15 wounded cows with the assistance of men of Operation Safe Haven.
OPSH Media and Information Officer, Major Adam Umar, confirmed the incident but could not give details of the killed or injured cattle.
He said: “The presence of our personnel deterred the attackers from killing the other cows and our personnel were able to secure the place and are working hand in hand with other security operatives and traditional leaders of that area to get those responsible for the attack.”