Two Killed By Suspected Fulani Militias In Plateau Community
Two persons have been killed by unknown gunmen supposed to be Fulani militias in Tamborong village of Irigwe under Ganawuri Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State.
According to John Giwa, the village’s youth leader, who confirmed the happening on Friday, July 2, three people named Sunday Dogo, Joshua Usman, and Danlami Musa were coming back from Ganawuri market when they were attacked by the gunmen.
Sunday and Joshua died on the spot, while Danlami fled with bullet wounds.
The youth leader, who praised Operation Safe Haven’s quick response, stated that their arrival just in time prevented the assailants from initiating full-scale attacks on the entire town.
“Sunday Dogo, 42, left behind 3 wives and 10 children while Joshua Usman, 30, left behind his wife and 4 children. The attackers might have targeted to invade the whole village as done in 2019 but this time around they saw with the deceased and the escapee whose tragic incident saved us from a bigger onslaught.” he said.
He requested that herdsmen refrain from open grazing since it has been misused over time by continual malicious grazing and terror attacks on innocent native villages and communities in Plateau State and elsewhere.