How More 57 More People Killed Amidst Tension in Irigwe Chiefdom in Plateau

Another forty-three persons have again been confirmed dead on Tuesday, following renewed violence in the Irigwe Chiefdom of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, North Central Nigeria.

Reports say, the destruction of lives, properties, and farmlands with grown crops, had continued on Monday when suspected Fulani herdsmen, allegedly invaded more communities in the Miango district and killed natives, forcing many to flee their homes.

Recall that clashes between some Fulani herdsmen and the indigenous Irigwe ethnic nationality had left no fewer than 14 persons killed from both sides with over 300 houses reported to have been burnt, between Saturday and Sunday.

According to the National Publicity Secretary of the Irigwe Development Association, IDA, Davidson  Malison, on Tuesday while speaking to said that “While they were still mourning those killed in the previous attacks, Fulani militia herdsmen returned on Monday night and attacked more villages including  Chwuyeh, Ntiroku (Angwan Magaji), Isho (Kishisho), Gyeh (Kigam), Kangbro, Hwrr”


Malison added that the total number of recovered dead bodies is now 57, after Monday’s attack where many were injured and hundreds of households razed, while Over 20,000 people have been dislodged, in an operation that lasted more than six hours, he said.

In a swift reaction, the Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Plateau State chapter, Nura Muhammad, while speaking to through a telephone Conversation, denied the involvement of herders in the renewed violence.

Nura, also disclosed that six of his people were killed by the Irigwe militants.