Three persons aged between 70 and 100 years have been confirmed dead and over 12 houses razed during an attack by Fulani herdsmen in Huke village, Miango in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The victims are Ahmadu Hwie, Odoh Hwie and Gado Kondo.
Athough the details were still sketchy, Punch learnt that the attack happened on Friday night.
The spokesperson of Plateau State Police Command, Matthias Tyopev, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, confirmed the killing of the three men.
He said, “On January 26 2018 at about 18:30 hr, while our men were sustaining patrols around Rafi-Bauna and Jebu-Miango areas, they received information that at about 18:15 hrs of same date, a gang of armed men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen were seen killing people and burning down houses at Huke village in Miango Chiefdom, Bassa LGA of Plateau State. Read more