Three people have been killed and eight injured in an attack by suspected fulani heard men in Jebu Miangu, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State. State police public relations officer, Plateau command, Asp Terna Tyopev disclosed this in an interview with Radio Nigeria Highland F.M. Asp Tyopev said twenty houses were also burnt during the attack .
He identified two of the deceased persons as Danladi Gomaster of kwall district and Emmanuel Audu of Jebu miangu, while one is yet to be identified.
According to the PPRO, the command received a distress call by some members of the community and immediately deployed its personnel , but the armed men fled on sighting the police.
He however said security measures have been put in place to maintain law and order in the area. The Police Pro gave an assurance that the perpetrators will not go unpunished when arrested.
Meanwhile, the plateau state police command has apprehended one person in connection with the attack on Josho village in dafo district of bassa local government area of the state in that claimed three lives. In an interview with radio nigeria highland fm, ppro terna tyopev the arrested person has been transfered to the criminal investigation department for questioning.
He stated that the police is on the trail to find the other criminals who are still at large. He urged people of the community to eschew counter attacks and report suspected persons to security agencies.
In the same guerilla style, five people lost their lives and over forty houses razed in Jebbu Miango, in yet another attack on Miango district of Bassa LGA, Plateau state.
Some of the victims were said to have met their death in the hands of ravaging herdsmen while returning from Jos, when the assailants attacked their vehicle.
The others died following the invasion of their homes by the killer herdsmen. In addition, many are in the Hospital receiving treatment for gunshot and matchete wounds. The incident has continued successively amidst calls for increased security in the area.
It followed a similar one two days ago, where two persons were killed in a night raid on Zangwra village. This particular one happened few hours after a joint high level security meeting between Plateau community leaders and Fulanis at the instance of the plateau state commissioner Undie Addie.
Inhabitants of the area have continued to decry the continuous killings, despite calls for intervention by Government.
As at time of this report, many villagers were seen leaving their communities in droves to seek refuge in unknown communities, as no one knows which community is next to be visited.
BY IVE GULU/ JOS