Thursday, May 3, 2012

13 killed, 30 houses burnt in fresh attack in Plateau State

About 13 people have so far been killed and over 20 people injured after armed fulani herdsmen invaded six villages in Riyom Local Government area of Plateau State this week.
Many houses were burnt down in the raid that started on Monday night till yesterday morning. The herdsmen, who came in large number, attacked the villagers in the middle of the night, shooting people, using machetes on them and burning down their homes. The raid has been going on for two weeks but Tuesday's attack was the deadliest.

Hundreds of displaced residents of the villages have fled their homes to take refuge at police stations and primary schools in Riyom, headquarters of the council area. The villagers are now refugees in their own home and the government does not seem to care. Wow!