Following renewed attacks, killing and cattle rustling in some parts of Barkinladi local government area of Plateau state, commander of the special taskforce on Jos crisis, also known a Operation Safe Haven Major Gen Anthony Atolagbe, has convey two separate meetings with warring factions, warned that anyone found wanting will face wrath of the law, he however and sue for peace.
Gen Atolagbe, while addressing Journalists at the taskforce headquarters in Jos, on Saturday, shortly after meeting with Berom leaders from Barkinladi local government, said the meetings yielded positive results, as both Berom and Fulani leaders who he met earlier, have agreed to assist the taskforce with early warning information to nip future unrest in the bud.
Meanwhile, representative of the district head of Gashes, during the meeting reported to the Operation Safe Heaven that two young men were Tuesday night ambushed and killed by person suspected to be Fulani people.
There was a report of cattle rustling in Fan district, which the Fulani’s accused Berom people of been responsible for the rustling of the said cows, numbering about 200, and it resulted into fracas between Berom and Fulani, leading to loss of lives, many others currently hospitalized due to the unrest.
In his remark, after the meeting between Fulani leaders and the taskforce, leader of the cattle breeder association in Plateau Mohammed Nura, said Fulani people are committed in living in peace with their neighbors (Beroms).
Alh. Nura in an interview with Journalists said Fulani have herders have resolved to expose any bad egg among them, as a means of ensuring restoration of confidence between Fulani and the Berom people.
Similarly, President Berom Youth Movement (BYM), Choji Chuwang who brief Journalists on behalf of Berom speaking people on the out come of their meeting, call on the taskforce not to spear any culprit found wanting.
Mr. Chuwang said the injured in the recent crisis are taking medications in various hospital, suffering untold hardship, the BYM leader expressed worries that many Berom people who are displaced due to the renewed attacks are living in fears.
Earlier, the transition committee chairman of Barkinladi, Mr. Dickson Chollom appealed to the taskforce to provide maximum protection to Berom people, particularly in Fan, as citizens in that area are living in great apprehension.
It was gathered that the district head of Gashes who was early last month attacked in his residence, has not been able to return his home till date.