According to a recent development report reaching out to us from Sahara Reporters, farmers of the Miango community in a local government area of Plateau state have come out to seek the intervention of the government after a group of fulani cattle herders invaded their farms and wreaked havoc on their crops.
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Gunmen Invade Another Northern Settlement GUNMEN have killed one person after they attacked some farmers in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State. Photo credit: Punch Newspapers The 43-year-old victim, identified as Monday Audu, had gone to his farm in Renwienku village, Miango district, with other farmers when gunmen suddenly emerged from the bush and killed him, while others escaped.
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The security tension in Jos for the past few weeks has been very high and trending on both print and social media. The religious crisis that erupted in the capital city of the state, started when some residents of Jebbu Bassa, Miango, and Rukuba all in Bassa Local Government Area were attacked and killed by some unknown gunmen.
According to a report reaching our desk from Sahara Reporters, Isa Pantami, Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, President Muhammadu Buhari was worried and couldn't eat on the day of the Jos attack, which claimed at least 25 lives. The minister made the revelation during a special visit to convey the president's condolences to the people, according to Daily Nigerian.
Communications and Digital Economy Minister Issa Pantami revealed that President Mohamedu Buhari was worried on the day of Jos's attack and could not eat, resulting in at least 25 deaths. According to the "Nigeria Daily" report, the minister revealed the president's condolences to the people during a special visit.
The Irigwe people belong to one of the minority tribes in Nigeria with over 200000 people in population based in Miango land, Bassa Local government area, Plateau State, North-Central part of Nigeria. The Irigwes who speak a language called Irigwe embraced the white men's religion and also that of the Fulani herdsmen that came to settle among the people, therefore they are predominantly Christians and Muslims. Till date a small percentage of the people still hold on to their Traditional African religion. Th
In a very disturbing development, gunmen have killed three Internationally Displaced Persons in Plateau State. The three victims who were all women were survivors of a similar attack one week ago when gunmen were reported to have burnt over 400 houses killing several people in the Jebbu Miango area of Bassa Local Government, Plateau State.
The recent wave of attacks and killings in Plateau state are no longer a secret to the public. It should be recalled that in recent times, the state has experienced several cases of attacks and killings by gunmen suspected to be Fulani Herdsmen. The surge of attacks in the state has claimed several lives, with properties worth millions of Naira destroyed in the process.
According to Punch Newspapers, gunmen have killed one person after they attacked some farmers in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State. Source: The Punch Newspapers It was learnt that the 43 year-old victim identified as Monday Audu had gone to his farm in Renwienku village, Miango district, alongside other farmers when the gunmen suddenly emerged from the bush and killed him, while others escaped.
According to reports, no less than seven persons were killed as unknown gunmen suspected to be herders, attacked hamlets in Miango, Irigwe chiefdom in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State. Several people were also injured during the attack, which also led to the destruction of 275 houses by the attackers.
The heinous attack by gunmen in some communities in Miango chiefdom of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State saw 7 persons killed and 250 houses razed to the ground. This was contained in a statement signed by Mr. Davidson Malison, the state National Publicity Secretary. According to the statement, the invaders also injured several others and destroyed over 40 farmlands belonging to the residents.
Not less than five persons were confirmed dead, in Plateau state, as armed bandits attacked Chando-Zrrechi village, in Miango district of Bassa Local Government Area, Plateau state. The sad incident happened on Tuesday, August 17. While confirming the incident, the national publicity secretary of the Iregwe Development Association (IDA), Davidson Malison, said that four persons have also been missing, since Sunday, August 15.
Reports gathered via a source in Kogi State revealed that how gunmen attacked an ECWA Church located on the express way in Okedayo – Kabba, in Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State, North Central Nigeria. In August this year, recall that gunmen also killed seven persons and razed 250 houses in some communities, in Miango chiefdom of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau, according to a statement by the Iregwe Development Association (IDA) in Jos.
The incessant killings and destruction of properties by the herdsmen is not a new event in Nigeria. Most times, they retaliate at the slightest provocation despite being in a foreign state. But what has the government done or what are they doing to curb this menace? On Saturday, a community in Plateau State was attacked and about 7 persons were killed, 275 houses were burnt and 40 farmlands were destroyed.
Four persons have been confirmed killed in fresh attacks on Tuesday evening by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Bassa LGA of Plateau State. The National Publicity Secretary of Irigwe Development Association (IDA), known as Mr Davidson Malison, who confirmed the attack to New Telegraph on Wednesday morning in Jos, the state capital, States that the attack took place around 6:50 pm.
Daniel Chega, a traditional ruler in the Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, has miraculously escaped death after gunmen attacked his vehicle severely. The Monarch, who also doubles as the District Head of Miango in Plateau, was said to be coming back home from a peace meeting with Fulani herdsmen and other stakeholders when the unknown gunmen who were hiding among cows opened fire on his vehicle.
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More revelation and insights have been revealed pertaining bitter relationship between Irigiwe community and Fulani headers which has led to the constant killings, destruction of lives and properties in Bassa and Miango Local Government Area in Plateau state. The recent attack by suspected Fulani herders Early this month in Irigwe community of the state which resulted in four deaths, 200 houses razed and farmlands destroyed, sparked up series of reprisal attacks in and around the city centre of Jos Plateau state.
Over the weekend, gunmen suspected of being herders assaulted hamlets in Miango, Irigwe chiefdom in Plateau State's Bassa Local Government Area, killing seven people. Several people were also hurt in the attack, which resulted in the razing of 275 buildings by the invaders. The attackers were described as herdsmen by survivors, but the police and other relevant stakeholders refused to comment on the attacks, which occurred between 7 p.m. on Saturday and the early hours of yesterday, according to residents.
Sometimes I wonder when Nigeria is going to be free from insecurity challenges. Sometimes it may sound as though the government is adamant about it but indeed the Government is really putting every effort to create free movement and safety of its citizens. As it stands, there was an attack on Plateau community by gunmen which has led to the death of about seven people.
Daniel Chega, the traditional ruler of Miango in Bassa s local government district in Plateau state, nearly died after gunmen attacked his vehicle. When Chega, the Miango district chief, was returning home after a peace meeting with some herdsmen and other stakeholders, the gunman ambushed him and opened fire on his vehicle.