Herdsmen burn Plateau village houses, kill 100-year-old man, others



Three persons between 70 and 100 years old have been confirmed dead and over 12 houses burnt during an attack by Fulani herdsmen in Huke village, Miango District in the Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The victims are Ahmadu Hwie (male, 100), Odoh Hwie (male, 90), and Gado Kondo (male, 70).

SUNDAY PUNCH learnt that the attack, which caught the villagers off guard, was carried out at about 8pm on Friday, following the peace brokered by the Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Adie Undie.

But the police said the suspected herdsmen “have adopted guerrilla tactics of hit and run,” for which it had deployed operatives of the state Investigation and Intelligence Bureau “to intelligently sniff for information to end the attacks and bring perpetrators to book.”

The Chairman, Committee on Health in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Simon Ahile,…

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