Herdsmen kill 2 soldiers as Army arrests 7 in Plateau

Glen Mclaughlin
March 16, 2018

On March 9, on the second day of the president's visit, the Fulani attacked again, killing four schoolchildren in their sleep in another Bassa village called Laake, part of Kwall District, WWM reported.

According to Umar, 8 persons have been arrested in connection to the unfortunate situation with a number of arms and ammunition seized from them.

The army said while conducting a search, 23 dead bodies were discovered while some weapons were recovered. As troops moved in to settle the dispute, the herdsmen opened fire on troops convoy.

The army said seven suspects have been arrested and weapons, including one AK 47 assault rifle, recovered from the incident.

"Troops have intensified patrol within the general area to forestall further break down of law and other", he said.

The killings in Plateau state have continued, despite the curfew imposed on some communities by the state government.

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Mr Rufus Bature, Secretary to Government of Plateau, said this in a statement in Jos on Wednesday.

Channels TV correspondent gathered that at least seven people were injured and one feared killed.

The development was confirmed by the Special Task Force providing security in Plateau State, the Plateau State Police Command and the Irigwe Development Association.

But the Nigerian Army, only confirmed the death of the two soldiers.

"This is getting too much as people in Rafiki and Dutse Kura where there is a clash between the local vigilantes and Fulani terrorists to protect the people within the attacked areas".

The President, however, urged Nigerians to spread the message of peace to their subjects, insisting that the government alone can not guarantee peace and order in the country.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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