Gunmen in the early hours of Monday morning attacked two villages in the Kwall District of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State and killed four young people.
The National President of the Irigwe Development Association (IDA) Mr Robbert Ashi, who confirmed the incident, said three young people were attacked by suspected herdsmen and killed between Jebbu Bassa and Rikwechongu village on Sunday evening.
Another person, he said, was killed in Zirshe village on Monday morning and other houses, including food stables, were set on fire.
According to him: “Last night I was informed of the attack by the alleged pastoralists who were plotting to assassinate our three young men on their way from Jebbu Bassa to Rikwechongu village near the Accounting School.
“Early in the morning (Monday) shepherds raided the village of Zirshe and killed one person, setting fire to several houses, including warehouses where the local people had stored their freshly harvested produce. This act is condemned while our people are preaching peace in the world, ”he said.
Ashi described the attack as unfortunate and urged security to arrest the alleged attackers.
Senator Istifanus Gyang said he was saddened and saddened by the attacks on the Rikwechongu and Zirshe districts of Irigwe Chiefdom, Bassa LGC.
His Special Assistant Media and Protocol, Musa Ashoms, said the Senator saw it with concern and disappointment that while all efforts were focused on rebuilding the peace and reconciliation of the people of Plateau North, there were still people who focused on violence and bloodshed.
Gyang called on the government and security agencies to protect and protect law-abiding citizens and communities in Plateau North and bring the perpetrators to justice.
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