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Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by RZArecta(m): 12:07pm On Oct 17, 2017
Uniform men lured us to be killed by herdsmen – Plateau attack survivor

Enough is enough —Buhari

By Jonhbosco Agbakwuru & Marie-Therese Nanlong
Jos—No fewer than 29 persons, mainly women and children, were, yesterday, killed in an attack by suspected herdsmen in Nkiedonwhro village of Irigwe chiefdom in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.


Plateau women protest at the National Assembly in Abuja

Three others sustained various degrees of injuries.

It will be recalled that several attacks had been carried out by herdsmen in villages, forcing Governor Simon Lalong to declare a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the local government area.


However, despite the curfew declared last Friday, night attacks have persisted in the villages with many residents already fleeing the troubled area.


The President’s position

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the military and the Police to put mechanism in place to ensure that there is no reprisal attacks in Plateau State.

President Buhari, who was reacting to the killing of about 29 persons by herdsmen, said the madness should not be allowed to continue.

In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the President said he received, with deep sadness and regret, news of the killings of over 20 persons.

According to the statement, “President Buhari believes that this madness has gone too far. He has instructed the military and the Police to not only bring the violence to an instant end, but to draw up a plan to ensure that there are no further attacks and reprisal attacks by one group against the other.

“President Buhari is devoted to the sanctity of Nigeria’s unity, and he encourages Nigerians of all groups to learn to live together in peace and harmony.

“He commiserates with the governor and people of Plateau State, and with those who lost their loved ones, friends and family: may God comfort them as only He can.”

Army, Police keep mum

Spokesman of Operation Safe Haven, Captain Adam Umar, did not answer calls from his mobile phones, while his Police Command counterpart, Matthias Tyopev, said he was awaiting the report from the Divisional Police Officer of Bassa Local Government Area before talking on the issue.

However, President of Irigwe Development Association, Sunday Abdu, who confirmed the incident, claimed that the victims were taken to a classroom in a public primary school in the village by members of Operation Safe Haven, saddled with the responsibility of keeping peace in the area, only to be abandoned.

According to him, “what happened was annihilation; innocent people killed that way in cold-blood; they just wiped them out.

“The security men ushered the people into a classroom before the attack in the village. They later ran away and left the victims to be massacred by the assailants.

The mass burial is about taking place.

“How can you have personnel of the Federal Republic of Nigeria run away and leave the citizens? How and why? That is to tell you that we don’t have security, it is a simple as that.

“Twenty-seven people have been confirmed killed, but someone told us that two more bodies have been discovered. I have not confirmed that yet.

Series of attacks

“Since the gruesome attack on Ncha village on September 7, there has been series of other attacks. Like Hukke, in September 9, two persons were killed; Nkyie Dongwro, October 8, one person killed, another wounded; Kpachudu, October 10, a young man killed by a Mobile Policeman.

“Nzhweruvo and Tafigana, October 11, three dead and houses razed; Rikwe Chongu, October 12, houses razed; Taegbe, October 14, six dead, five injured and houses razed; Nkyie Doghwro, October 16, 29 dead, three injured at a school used as camp and protected by security.

“It is painful that these happened despite useful timely information provided to security personnel regarding movement and mode of operation of the assailants.

“While no single attacker has been arrested by the security agents, they rather arrest and detain helpless natives on suspicion of possessing weapons, despite handset being found on the ground during the attack.

“We urge the government, if it must sustain the curfew, to do the needful and stop these nightly attacks on our people; our people cannot go to their farms anymore, even as harvest is near for fear of attacks by herdsmen, who openly graze on ripe crops.”

Rep begs FG to intervene

Meanwhile, member representing Jos North/Bassa Federal constituency, Suleiman Kwande, called on the Federal Government to investigate the renewed violence in state, especially in the Irigwe Chiefdom.

In a statement Kwande said: “The native of the locality in the last few weeks have suffered unprovoked attacks. I call on the Federal Government to set up a committee to investigate the fresh killing of innocent persons, including children, women, men and the aged in a primary school, where they were taking refuge.

“Security agencies must wake up to their constitutional responsibility of protecting lives in the state; this evil must be stopped — enough of all the killings.”

Survivor speaks

Meanwhile, a survivor, Samson Amos, who narrowly escaped death during the attack, told Vanguard: “It happened at about 8p.m. This attack is the second in the village. When they attacked us the first time, the military was stationed here to avoid a repeat.

“When we got wind of a likely attack yesterday evening (Sunday), we reported to the military and they told us to come and stay in a classroom that has been provided for them as operational base.

“We obediently went into the classroom to sleep. But some people were skeptical about this, so they left.

“Not long after we entered the classroom, the military left and not long after, the attackers came and we were trapped. They unleashed mayhem.

“I counted 27 corpses, two more who were in the hospital died and three others are still in the hospital being treated for various degrees of injuries. A mass grave has been dug to bury the people.”

Asked about the identity of the attackers, he said: “You know we have co-habited with the herdsmen for a long time. It is easy to recognise them. We saw them and we know they are the ones killing our people. This is an incident which keeps recurring and there is room for a repeat.

“The protest that was held at Jebbu Miango last week was against the seeming lacklustre attitude of the military. The people don’t have faith in the military anymore.”


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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by Yeligray(m): 12:13pm On Oct 17, 2017
If it were the south-east you will send soldiers to kill them but as it concerns fulani herdsmen you said "no reprisal attack" have you no shame?... I strongly advice those being attacked to fight back because the govt. is in support of fulani herdsmen

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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by ABANGEM: 12:14pm On Oct 17, 2017
It is well ooooo
Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by RZArecta(m): 12:17pm On Oct 17, 2017
It's so glaring, Buhari values the cows of his Fulani people over the lives of ordinary Nigerians cool

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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by dodelight(m): 12:18pm On Oct 17, 2017
ABANGEM:
It is well ooooo
This is not well o!

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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by dodelight(m): 12:21pm On Oct 17, 2017
May the blood of those victims be upon the head of all who forced Buhari on this nation for their bigotry and selfish reasons.

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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by aolawale025: 12:23pm On Oct 17, 2017
Every community should know by now they should depend on themselves for their safety

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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by Stingman: 12:26pm On Oct 17, 2017
In few days time the same uniform personel will take their medical help to the same community and the afonjas from the West will call them ignorant and gullible if they reject the offer...

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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by LifestyleTonite: 1:06pm On Oct 17, 2017
Jihad is going on in Nigeria

Jesus Christ will defeat them all.

Shame on Satan and his worshipers who want to destroy the Children of the Living God.

Same way YAHWEH helped David and the Israelites defeat the uncircumcised Philistines, so shall He help us defeat this barbaric people still stuck in the 7th century.

YAHWEH IS GREATER THAN ALL gods.

If your God's name is not YAHWEH, then it's Satan you are worshiping.

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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by shalangs(f): 1:20pm On Oct 17, 2017
Hmmmm may God help us every thing that has a Beginning surely has and end they won't go unpunished

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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by RZArecta(m): 1:24pm On Oct 17, 2017
shalangs:
Hmmmm may God help us every thing that has a Beginning surely has and end they won't go unpunished
AMEN !!! Including their grand patron in Aso rock

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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by Gozbrown(m): 1:38pm On Oct 17, 2017
So sad
Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by Ojiofor: 1:38pm On Oct 17, 2017
Shame on Buhari and his supporters.

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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by gidgiddy: 1:51pm On Oct 17, 2017
27 people murdered? Nothing to worry about, it is just 'criminals' operating.

The real problem we should be concentrating on is unarmed IPOB and peaceful rallies

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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by naijaisGOOD: 2:06pm On Oct 17, 2017
sad
Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by pesinfada(m): 2:06pm On Oct 17, 2017
Dia was a country

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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by HMZi(m): 2:06pm On Oct 17, 2017
jihad on code....

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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by nairavsdollars(f): 2:07pm On Oct 17, 2017
IPOB and Fulani herdsmen: who qualifies most as terrorist?

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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by ninocia18(m): 2:08pm On Oct 17, 2017
Shey the media has carefully scrapped out the particular religion that was massacred, but we know. Everything this thing happens, Bharti and his so called league of local spokesmen keep giving sympathies without concrete solutions. People are giving their all to make this country one meanwhile those who are leading us are going a different direction. Tomorrow now, the military in collaboration with Lai Mohammed will have the guts to to tell the masses that Nigeria is winning the war against terrorism. Enough with all these lies ooo. Enough of all this propaganda. Islamizing Nigeria will not and will never happen.
Feel free to quote me as much as you want, I won't reply you.

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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by mccoy47(m): 2:08pm On Oct 17, 2017
It's all getting clear!
One Nijeria

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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by BabaCommander: 2:09pm On Oct 17, 2017
ALOWONLE419:
STORY, ISLAM HAS COME TO STAY IN NIGERIA. IBO IF UNA LIKE MAKE UNA CARRY UNA PROPAGANDA GO AMERICA OR RUSSIA, BUHARI MUST COMPLETE HIS 8YEAR TENURE.

So it's Islam that made them to be killing people up and down?

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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by ekems2017(f): 2:09pm On Oct 17, 2017
Amen




dodelight:
May the blood of those victims be upon the head of all who forced Buhari on this nation for their bigotry and selfish reasons.

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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by mexxmoney: 2:10pm On Oct 17, 2017
ALOWONLE419:
STORY, ISLAM HAS COME TO STAY IN NIGERIA. IBO IF UNA LIKE MAKE UNA CARRY UNA PROPAGANDA GO AMERICA OR RUSSIA, BUHARI MUST COMPLETE HIS 8YEAR TENURE.

Idiotic afonja! Wetin concern Igbo with this? The person telling the story is not Igbo but your brainless conehead can only process one word. Your nightmare "Igbo"

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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by sureheaven(m): 2:10pm On Oct 17, 2017
It's conspicuous the owners of the cows monitored by these inglorious fulanis are the power people in NA that's why even d state governors who are suppose to protect the lives of citizens don't know what to do therefore waiting for FG to take action which will not happen till eternity. Kudos to governor Fayose of Ekiti state in this.

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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by 01mcfadden(m): 2:10pm On Oct 17, 2017
Ordeliness has long eluded this country under this administration. This is barbaric

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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by Sunnycliff(m): 2:10pm On Oct 17, 2017
As far as we are concerned they are not terrorists.

Let them continue killing because human life is worth less than that of fulani cattle.


... Sipping my palm wine in my hut

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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by VocalWalls: 2:10pm On Oct 17, 2017
If I hadn't given up on nigeria, I'd be surprised.
Even if Jesus comes down to pick presidential ticket, And God thunders from heaven...
I still won't vote APC

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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by AlfaWaleFatai: 2:11pm On Oct 17, 2017
Buhari is a terrorist

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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by emmasege: 2:11pm On Oct 17, 2017
The Christian north had better wake up. Na so Bubu go further decimate your populations using his terrorist boys.

This has always been the government approach after every invasion; deploy troops and police to forestall reprisal attacks by the affected communities, while Bubu's boys move to the next christian village for blood letting.

Great Britain always prays to God to bless their head of state (the Queen), but in my own case I say may the wicked Buhari know no peace.

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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by chrisxxx(m): 2:12pm On Oct 17, 2017
Buhari and Burial seem to be synonyms. The difference is just the 'h' and 'l'.

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Re: Uniformed Men Led Us To Be Killed By Fulani Herdsmen - Plateau Attack Survivor by Nobody: 2:12pm On Oct 17, 2017
chrisxxx:
Buhari and Burial seem to be synonyms.
They now wants our kids to take vaccine from uniformed men!!!

Kids run for your lives.

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