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Eight people, including six-month old baby killed in another attack in Mangu

Eight people including an innocent six-months old baby have been killed in another attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Kyerang-Tulu village of Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State.

This was confirmed by Mr. Jerry Datim of the Human Right and Rescue Operation on Friday, who also stated that some Fulani leaders have issued threats of further attacks two weeks after Sallah celebration on some communities in the LGA.

“From the Bwai attacks where we recorded 19 dead, we had a break of one week, and Kyerang was attacked on Monday night through to Tuesday where eight people were killed in various houses including a six month old baby,” Datim told newsmen in Jos.

He also narrated how the Fulani herders have continued to graze on people’s farmlands in communities that were earlier attacked.

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“Those villages that were earlier attacked since 15th of May, 2023, the Fulani herders are grazing on the farmlands of the locals because they’re not there.

“You will see a maize farm with cobs already but you will see cattle eating up the farms, we have not heard anything from the government.

“There was a warning yesterday night from a Fulani authority that if they finished Sallah after two weeks, if the Mwagavul people did not returned their cows, they should be blamed for what will happen to them.

“The question is, who are those passing these warnings? It’s the same Fulani leaders and no government have call them to order and this things are persisting,” he explained.

“In Kinat yesterday, some of the locals went to farm and they saw the Fulanis coming but they didn’t run away. When the young boy came closer he said to them, ‘you sighted me and you are not running? I will waste you guys now and he shot off air and they ran away and left everything on the farm.

“In Kuba, the Village Head was killed in brought day light on his farm, the locals saw the Fulani and they reported to the security but no arrest was made. Kuba is in Bokkos LGA, and the same warning was passed to them that no body should dare go to farm and since from Wednesday the locals around Kuba has not gone to farm.”

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