Herders reportedly murdered in Plateau community

Two teenage herders have been reportedly killed in Dong Kassa village of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The State Chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Malam Nura Abdullahi, said the victims were killed on their father’s farm.

Abdullahi said;

“These were teenagers. We have reported the case to the DPO of Bassa and Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), the sector commander of the area. They are currently together with us.

“The dead bodies are before them. They slaughtered them like rams for no reason. There were not even rearing not to talk of destroying farms. They just went to their farm but were deliberately slaughtered.

“The entire Bassa general area has been calm for over a year now. But we don’t know what the deceased teenagers have done to deserve this kind of murder. Government and all other stakeholders should know that this  happened to our children.

“We want the security to fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly act to serve as a deterrent to others. This is getting too much. The police have been telling us to exercise patience. We have taken it as a will of Allah. We are calling on our members to remain calm. The deceased include; Suleiman Yusuf (7) and Jafar Yusuf (12). They are all children of one person.” Spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Alabo Alfred, who confirmed the incident, told Daily Trust “We are doing everything possible to arrest the perpetrators of the dastardly act and curtail the further occurrence of such killing. The police would not take likely to anyone who wants to take disturbed the peace of the land.”


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