Eight persons including a pastor, his wife and three children, have been killed and 95 homes burnt after unknown gunmen invaded Abonong and Zayit communities in Foron District of Barkin Ladi Native Authorities Space of Plateau yesterday Wednesday, August 29th.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Terna Tyopev, mentioned the attackers hit the group within the early hours of Wednesday and additionally carted away about 310 cows.
“Once we obtained info that Abonong and Zayit communities have been being attacked, we rapidly mobilised and rushed to the affected areas. However, after we approached the areas, the attackers sighted us and took to their heels. Once we ultimately entered the attacked settlements, we discovered that eight persons have been killed, 95 homes burnt, whereas 310 cows have been stolen,” he mentioned.
Tyopev mentioned that the bandits additionally stole meals stuff and and destroyed properties price thousands and thousands of naira.
“As we communicate, safety has been beefed up within the areas to forestall additional assaults,” he mentioned.
A relative of the pastor and his household killed in yesterday’s assault, Gyang Nuhu, shared graphic images of the deceased on his Fb web page and narrated how he obtained the unhappy information
”I wakened this morning solely to see missed calls from mum and my elder brother, on calling my brother again he informed me that uncle, his wife and children have been murdered yesterday in chilly blood and burnt to ashes in his dwelling (foron in barkin ladi) by Fulani herdsmen.
Rev. Adamu Gyang Wurim could your soul and these of the departed relaxation within the Bossom of our Lord Jesus Christ Amen. On this be aware I wish to name on the federal government of the day to please intervene.
Recall that in June, an assault alleged to have been carried out by suspected herdsmen in Barkin Ladi group, left over 100 persons including ladies and children, lifeless. The assault brought about a nationwide outcry for the Federal authorities to do all the things attainable to cease the tide of killings in Plateau state and the Nation at giant.
Graphic images of the pastor and his deceased relations under..