Unknown gun men suspected to be herdsmen are said to have killed about 25 persons, including three children and two women, in Dundu Village of Kwall District in Bassa LGA of Plateau State in continuation of clashes between the herdsmen and farmers.
During the latest attack which took place by 7:00pm on Monday, several houses were set burnt down.
Spokesman of Miango Youth Development Association, Lawrence Zongo, told newsmen in Jos on Tuesday that the attack and killings was, “Very sad” adding, “Again, Fulani terrorists killed 25 persons in Dundu Village of Kwall District in Bassa LGA of Plateau State.
“Several houses were razed down. The villagers were attacked around 7pm yesterday (Monday). Among the victims were three children and two women.
“Others, including two women, are now receiving treatment in a nearby hospital in the community. This is too bad, as we are planning the mass burial of the last attack.
“So far, we have more than 500 Internally Displaced Persons camp. International Organizations should please come to our aid.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of Plateau State Police Command, ASP Matthias Tyopev, confirmed the attack, but said the information was sketchy about casualty.
He said the Plateau State Commissioner of Police, CP Adie Undie, has directed Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations), Taiwo Jebiyisu, to move to the scene for an on-the-spot assessment.
“There was an attack yesterday (Monday) in Bassa; as such, the Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Command, has directed the DCP Taiwo Jebiyisu, a Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Department of Operations, to go to the scene of crime for an on-the-spot assessment.
“He is there now. The information is sketchy. I shall inform you when the details of the attack are made available”.