Seven persons have been killed in three different attacks in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Our correspondent gathered that in one of the attacks, some unknown gunmen laid ambush for some cattle grazers in Kassa village and killed three of them.
Nigerian Pilot also gathered that in the second attack, a truck loaded with four cows was attacked on its way to the cattle market in Bukuru, Jos South LGA.
The owner of the cows, one Alli Suleiman, was killed but the driver of the truck, Samaila Ibrahim escaped with bullet wounds.
In the third attack, three dead bodies were spotted along Barkin Ladi road, apparently dumped by some unknown assailants.
The three bodies were later discovered to be the bodies of three Fulani young men who left Saminaka, Kaduna State, on a visit to their kinsmen in Sho village of Barkin Ladi.
The secretary of MIYETI ALLAH Cattle Breeders Association, Barkin Ladi chapter, Muhammed Adam Muhammed who confirmed the attack to newsmen in Jos yesterday said, “The attack on the truck heading to the cattle market in Bukuru took place at Kassa village, opposite Redeemed Church Camp on Saturday morning. The owner of the cattle who was conveying his cattle to market in Bukuru, Alli Suleiman, was killed in the attack; the driver of the truck, Samaila Ibrahim, escaped narrowly.”
Muhammed also said, “Three of our brothers were coming from Saminaka to pay a visit to their brothers in Sho, the victims were communicating with their host while on transit. They informed their host that they were already in Bukuru heading towards Sho; but when their host tried to call them 30 minutes later, their phones were switched off. Their bodies were found at about 6:30pm last Sunday.
“The names of three of our cattle grazers killed in the second attacks are Hamza Damina, Khamalu Hussein and Ahnass Husseini. We have recovered all their bodies from where they were killed,” he said.
He said “the Fulani man has consistently come under attack in Barkin Ladi for four consecutive days starting from last week Thursday down to last Sunday.”
However, the Special Task Force, STF, in Jos code-named ‘Operation Safe Haven’ could not be accessed to confirm the attacks as well as the casualties.


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