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Again, Gunmen Attack Riyom/Barkinladi Councils in Plateau North

Posted: May 8, 2015 at 6:23 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Onoja Audu –  Jos


The Berom natives of Foron District of Barkin Ladi Local Government of Plateau state have expressed worries over fresh killing of two young married men in Kakpwis village of Foron District by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.

Ward head of Kakpwis Dagwom Ahmadu Dung told newsmen that the attacks occurred around 11pm Tuesday night during which the two men Emmanuel Joshua and Bot Joshua were killed.

While confirming the incident, Councillor Representing Kakpwis Ward in Foron District of Barkin Ladi Local government, Hon. Istifanus Gwom Dung lamented the incessant attacks in the locality for the past few days, alleging that some forces were bent on eliminating the Berom people in the state.

Dung decried non nonchalant attitude of the security agencies in the area, especially the men of the Special Task force saddled with the responsibility of keeping peace and protecting lives and property for not arresting perpetrators of the evil act.

In another separate attack in Rim village of Riyom LGA two people were also killed by gunmen in the early hours of Wednesday morning on their way to clear field for ploughing.

Hon. Daniel Dem member representing Riyom constituency and Majority Leader of Plateau State House of Assembly told our correspondent in a telephone interview that the gunmen had laid siege in the early hours the morning when the duo were on their way to the farm.