Tension as panic grip community as gunmen kill over 100 cattle killed while grazing in Plateau
- Malam Nura Abdullahi, the state chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), confirmed the incident, saying aside from those killed, hundreds of other cattle, rams and sheep were still missing
EKO HOT BLOG reports that gunmen, on Wednesday evening, killed over 100 cattle and injured many while grazing in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The state chairman of the Gan Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN), Abdullahi Shehu, said that the incident occurred in the evening when the cattle were grazing.
Malam Nura Abdullahi, the state chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), also confirmed the incident, saying aside from those killed, hundreds of other cattle, rams and sheep were still missing.
Shehu said: “The cattle were just grazing when the gunmen stormed the general area of Maiyanga and started shooting sporadically. So far, more than 100 cattle were killed while many are still missing.
“We have informed the police and Operation Safe Haven command. The Sector 3 command had responded to the incidents and had arrested about seven persons in connection to the killing.
“We are tired of these atrocities. What have we done to deserve this? We have not destroyed any farm. We are calling on the security to do the needful and get to the bottom of this dastardly act.”
Both spokesmen of the State Police Command and Operation Safe Haven, ASP Ubah Gabriel and Major Ishaku Takwa respectively did not respond to text messages requesting comments on the incident.
This online media platform recalls that for the past one month, Bassa general area had not recorded any attack of killing until this Wednesday when gunmen attacked the herders and their cattle.
You May Also Like: Man Sentenced To Life Imprisonment For Defiling Siblings
Click to watch our video of the week:
Advertise or Publish a Story on EkoHot Blog:
Kindly contact us at [email protected]. Breaking stories should be sent to the above email and substantiated with pictorial evidence.
Citizen journalists will receive a token as data incentive.
Call or Whatsapp: 0803 561 7233, 0703 414 5611