Following the killing of 10 persons by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Bisichi village of Barkin-Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State, a group under the aegis of Berom Youth Moulders Association, BYM, has appealed to the federal government to investigate and prosecute the perpetrators arrested by the Special Task Force, STF, to serve as deterrence to others.
President of the group, Choji Chuwang Dalyop, and publicity secretary, Davou Gyang Jatau, in a press statement issued to journalists in Jos yesterday, said some mercenaries were apprehended in Barkin-Ladi by the STF sector ‘7’ in connection with the crime in Barkin-Ladi central area and Bischi, and urged the federal and state governments to ensure that the suspected assailants faced the wrath of the law.
The statement lamented that the STF had not disclosed the whereabouts of the two suspected terrorists and warned that any attempt to allow them go free would attract serious protest across the state.
Dalyop noted that “while we commend members of the STF for this laudable feat, we wish to caution against any attempt to release these culprits without the law taking it full course as any attempt in that regard shall be vehemently resisted within the ambit of the law.”
Part of the statement reads: “Recently, 30 Berom villages were razed down completely; over 800 inhabitants of these villages killed; among them are school principals, senior civil servants, farmers, traders, students, artisans who were ambushed in diverse locations while going about their legitimate duties, and over 500 inhabitants rendered homeless by the Fulani militias.”
Meanwhile, member representing Barkin Ladi/Riyom federal constituency, Hon Istifanus Gyang has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to do everything possible to end the incessant and persistent terror attacks on communities in Barkin Ladi and Riyom.‬
Speaking to newsmen at the weekend in Jos, Gyang urged the president to issue a clear instruction to the military high command to end the terror attacks forthwith, similar to the ultimatum he gave on the insurgency in the North-East.‬
Gyang also condemned the latest wave of attacks on villages and communities in Barkin Ladi local government area, urging groups and individuals that are fanning the crisis through reckless utterances and hate statements to desist from such and rather be involved in seeking an end to the attacks.‬

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