A cultural association of Berom speaking people in Plateau state has said it loss 300 women to attackers within the spade of four months in two council areas of northern Plateau state, Riyom and Barkinladi local governments.
The associations made their plight known Friday in a joint press release issued by officials of the associations.
General Secretary of the Berom Educational and Cultural Organization, BECO, Da Davou Choji, President of Berom Women Development Association, BEWDA, Ngo Florence Jambol and President of Berom Youth Moulders Association, (BYM) Choji Chuwang gave the death toll through the press text.
“So far, between June and September 2018, nearly 300 lives have been lost, 38, 000 others displaced and property worth millions of naira destroyed with no tangible remedial action or programme in place by government at all level.”
As a result of the repeated attacks, business activities in the two affected council areas seems to have paralyze, as people live in fears.
The statement revealed that the Berom speaking people of Plateau state have lost confidence in the protection of it people by government.
“The Berom Nation has lost confidence in the ability of government to defend the rights of its citizens in the communities under attack by Fulani herdsmen.” It noted.
It also stressed that, “the call has become necessary given the failure of Federal Government, security agencies and the State Government to uphold the basic tenants of justice.”
It accuses security operatives of aiding and abiding culprits of attacks on it communities “in same fashion that 26 arrested suspects in Jos during the 2008 Jos crisis were transfered to Abuja and that suddenly ended the whole matter.”
It is on record that Barkinladi and Riyom local government areas of Plateau state have suffered sporadic attacks, many killed, survivors have been displaced from their traditional abodes.