Two Fulani herdsmen have been reportedly murdered in the Dong Kassa community of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, according to the State Chairman of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), Malam Nura Abdullahi.
Abdullahi who confirmed the killing of the herders to journalists in Jos, said they were killed on their father’s farm on Sunday morning by unknown persons.
“These were little children. We have reported the case to the DPO of Bassa and Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), sector commander of the area. They are currently together with us.
“The deceased include; Suleiman Yusuf (7) Jafar Yusuf (12). They are all children of one person.
“The dead bodies are before them. They slaughtered them like ram for no reason. There were not even rearing not to talk of destroying farm. They just went to their farm but deliberately slaughtered.
“The entire Bassa general area has been calm for over a year now. But we don’t know what the deceased have done to deserve this kind of murder. Government and all other stakeholders should know that this what happened to our children.
“We want the security to fish out the perpetrators of the dastardly act so as to serve as a deterrent to others. This is getting too much.
“The police have been telling us to exercise patience. We have taken it as a will of Allah. We are calling on our members to remain calm,” he said.
The spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Alabo Alfred, who confirmed the said the police is “doing everything possible to arrest the perpetrators of the dastardly act, and curtail further occurrence of such killing.”
“The police would not take likely to anyone who wants to take disturbed the peace of the land,” he added.