25 people consisting of 19 men, three women and three children were on Monday evening massacred by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Dundu village, Kwall District in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The herdsmen, according to reports, also burnt 11 houses belonging to the victims and other indigenes of the community.
Confirming the attack, the spokesman of the Plateau State Police Command, ASP Matthias Tyopev, said –
“There was an attack yesterday (Monday) in Bassa; as such, the Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Command, has directed the DCP Taiwo Jebiyisu, a Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Department of Operations, to go to the scene of crime for an on-the-spot assessment.
As such, he is there now. The information is sketchy. I shall inform you when the details of the attack are made available, please.”
One Lawrence Zongo, who spoke on behalf of Miango Youth Development Association, also confirmed the attack in which he explained that injured victims of the attack are currently receiving treatment in hospitals.
Plateau, like some other states in middle belt and southern parts of Nigeria, has witness a rising surge in deadly Fulani herdsmen attacks that have left many dead and properties including farms destroyed.