Villagers in Riyom and Barkin Ladi local governments of Plateau State have called on security agencies for help over plans by armed Fulani militants to launch fresh attacks on the villages.
The concerned villagers on Wednesday said they had discovered a training camp of gunmen behind a rocky hill in Rim near Riyom.
“The alarm has become necessary so as to attract security agencies to come to our aid in protection, the whole of Bachit district is under serious risk of gunmen attack if nothing is done to improve security surveillance in the areas,” said the villagers.
A member of a vigilante group in Riyom Dangyang Bulus said, “We discovered their plans because one of the Fulani living with us was invited to join them in their training camp. That one deceived them by telling them he would go home and prepare to join them later; but refused to go back to the camp.
“So, it is our Fulani neighbour that revealed the secret to us, we have communicated to the police and security agencies in charge of these areas. But from all indication, they are afraid of going there, some of them even said we are raising false alarm”.
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