Suspected herders kill 86-yrs-old man in Plateau community


By Marie-Therese Nanlong, Jos

An octogenarian, identified as Joshua Deme of Rahwol Gassa, Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau State has been confirmed killed on his farm in the locality. It was gathered that he was killed on Wednesday afternoon on his farm by fleeing armed men who sighted him working on his farm.

Rwang Tengwong, the National Publicity Secretary of the Berom Youths Moulders-Association, BYM said, “86-year-old Baba Joshua Deme of Rahwol Gassa in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area was murdered by terrorist elements. The incident happened around 3:30 pm on Wednesday, 23/08/2023 when the aged man was transplanting his Hot Pepper without knowing that the terrorist elements with their cows were being driven away from the destruction of farmlands around the Rahwol area.

“The deceased became a victim of the attackers, who took hold of him, tied him to a tree and slaughtered him. It is very appalling that Fulani militias have continued to abuse open grazing…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper