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Four Killed In Fresh Berom, Fulani Crisis

Posted: Jul 2, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Onoja Audu  – Jos


Despite the dusk to dawn curfew imposed on Barkinladi and Riyom Local Governments, Plateau state, four persons were killed while three soldiers were also injured during a recent clash among gladiators in the state. 

Acting national Chairman of Berom Youth Moulders (BYM), Samson Tsok told newsmen in Jos that “one Berom village, Foron was attacked by unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani last Tuesday and two of our boys were killed in the attack and four people are still missing.”

Leader of the Fulani people in Barkin Ladi LGA, Muhammed Adams, however alleged that,” some of our boys went for grazing with cows on Tuesday evening. While grazing, some armed men suspected to be Berom youths shot our cows and killed eight cows.  When contacted, Spokesman of the STF, Captain Ikedichi Iweha said, “we did not go to the village for nothing, it all started last Tuesday evening, at about 4:30pm, about 400 cows were rustled in Foron, we followed up the report and recovered the cows.

“Apart from the cows rustled, eight cows were shot, six of the cows died, the other two were injured. In addition to that, the herdsmen who were grazing the cows could not be found, so early morning of yesterday; we went to the village to search for the missing herdsmen. We later found a body of the missing herdsmen; we are still in search of five missing Fulani herdsmen up till this moment.

“But while our men were conducting the search, some Berom youths re-grouped and attacked the STF men, they shot three soldiers who were on peace keeping mission. Two of the men shot are in critical condition, but the other one is stable. “Now, our frustration as soldiers on national assignment is that why are the people we are protecting attacking soldiers. That has been the habit of the people of this local government, especially people of Barkin Ladi. Why should we be subject of attack” Iweha queried.