Figures of the people killed by herdsmen militia in Eight Plateau State communities have emerged.
1. Nghar, Gashish-67
2. Ruku, Gashish-44
4. Kuzen, Gasish-2
5. Kakuruk, Gasish- 3
6. Kachin, Gasish-7
7. Gana Ropp-33
8. Shonong, Bachi-7
Making the total 195 persons killed.
This is just as fresh crisis has erupted Kwi, a village near Hiapng Airport, Riyom local government are of Plateau state.
Our source said herdsmen invaded the communities early hours of Monday and set it ablaze, though details of casualties of incident can’t be ascertain at press time.
There was general apprehension in at northern Plateau state, following the renew killings since last week, hundreds of lives have been loss.
Plateau state government said it’s worried over circulation of gory pictures of the victims among citizens.
A statement by the commissioner for information Hon Yakubu Dati call for restrain from the act.
“Plateau state government has observed with great concern the manner in which gory pictures of victims of the unfortunate attacks in parts of the state are being circulated on the social media.
While sympathizing with affected families and communities, government is advising citizens to respect the sanctity of both the living and the dead.”
As a result, Plateau state chairman of the Action Democratic Party(ADP) Amb Nanyah Andrew Daman has call of President Muhammadu Buhari to visit Plateau state personally and ascertain level of damage the ongoing herdsmen attack has caused.
“The President should also as a matter of urgency visit Plateau and the killing fields to see for himself the destruction and the killing of innocent Nigerians he swore to protect and secure.”
The release by the party chairman suggested sacking of service chiefs heading Nigerian security agencies.
“We strongly call on President Muhammadu Buhari who came on the mantra of Security,Corruption and Economic recovery to immediately sack and replace all the service chiefs and their paramilitary counterparts for allowing foreigners and the Fulani herdsmen terrorists to kill and maim defenceless children,women and men for four consecutive days unabated.”
Amb Daman made the call Monday, in a press release issued in Jos, the Plateau state.
Meanwhile, authorities of the university of Jos has caution it students and staff to be watchful for a possible unrest.
A statement by the principal assistant registrar, information and publications, Abdullahi Abdullahi call particularly on students to avoid conflict prone insecurity areas
“Following the civil disturbances recorded in some parts of Plateau State and attendant tension generated, Staff and Students of University of Jos are being strongly advised to be watchful and careful when coming to school. They should avoid conflict prone and lonely routes.”