Tension in Plateau as Suspected Herdsmen Kill Vigilante

There is no end in sight to the killings in Plateau State as gunmen suspected to be herdsmen struck again yesterday, killing a vigilante and stealing nine cows belonging to the Anglican Archbishop of Jos, the Right Reverend Benjamin Kwashe.

This was confirmed by the State Police Command spokesman, Terna Tyopev, who said the incident occurred at Kangan community of Jos South Local Government Area.

“Today, at about 7a.m, we received information that nine cattle, belonging to the Anglican Archbishop of Jos were rustled by men suspected to be herdsmen,” Tyopev said.

“In the process, one Adamu Dung, 46, vigilante in the area was shot and killed by the rustlers.”

The body has been deposited at the Bingham University Hospital, Jos, while they begin investigation into the matter.

The latest killing comes bare days after suspected herdsmen attacked Barkin-Ladi, Riyom, in Jos South Local Government Areas of the state, killing no fewer than 100 people and burning over 50 houses.

Following the blitz, A the Berom people alleged that rampaging Fulani herdsmen have seized and are forcefully occupying 52 Berom villages across the state.

They want the herdsmen to vacate the villages and return them to the owners in the interest of peace.

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