Armed men kill 7 herders in Plateau
No fewer than seven herders were shot dead in Chol Village of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State, the spokesman of the State Police Command, ASP Ubah Gabriel has said.
Confirming the attack, he explained that the incident occurred on Thursday evening.
Mr Gabriel explained in a statement on Friday that more than 40 cattle were rusted in the attack.
The statement reads in part: “On 1/7/2021, the Plateau State Police Command received a report of an attack at Chol Village Vwang District of Jos South L.G.A by yet to be identified armed men.
“Unfortunately, six persons and five cows were shot dead. Team of Policemen and STF sector 6 personnel were immediately deployed to the location to beef up security.
“An investigation is ongoing to trail the perpetrators of the act and bring them to justice.”
Periscope International reports that Plateau State has been a theatre for such incessant attacks over the past twenty years with no permanent end in sight to the killings.