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fulaniNo fewer than 17 villages of Gashish District of Barkin Ladi Local Government Council of Plateau State were at the weekend sacked by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen in the area.
Also in Ngar village of Barkin Ladi, gunmen ambushed and attacked personnel of the Special Task Force, shooting two, while one died and another sustained injuries and is receiving treatment in a hospital in the state capital.
According to a community leader, Barr. Ezekiel Mandyau, over 160 persons have been killed in the past two years, while over 100 people sustained injuries because of attacks by gunmen.
He added that the Fulani themselves steal the cattle, which they later claim have been rustled, in the media. In his words, “The Fulani steal each other’s cattle and make it look like it is the natives that are stealing the cows.”
It would be recalled that Plateau North Senatorial Zone of the state has witnessed incessant attacks, as so many innocent people have been killed, especially women and children including a former senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Gyang Dangtong.