Residents of Nkiendoro village in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State leaving the vicinity for fear that the suspected herdsmen may come for more attacks
Unidentified gunmen have killed two persons and injured a seven-month-old baby at Maiyanga Village of Miango District of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state’s Police Command, DSP Terna Tyopev, told the the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Jos that the incident occurred on Monday night.
“This morning, we received information that, on Monday, unknown gunmen attacked Maiyanga village of Miango District in Bassa and killed one Jummai Jah, 25 and Emmanuel Ishaya, 37.
“Also, a seven-month-old baby, Tabitha, survived the attack with serious cuts to her neck. She is currently receiving treatment at Enos Hospital, Mango,” he said.
Similarly, the PPRO said 319 cattle were, on Tuesday, attacked, out of which 12 were killed, while 11 were rustled by unknown gunmen at Billi and Ariri villages of Miango.
He added that two cattle rearers, Mubarak Yakubu and Shehu Saidu, were declared missing during the attack.
“While the investigation have commenced to unravel the killers of Jah and Ishaya, today at about 7:30 a.m, we received another information that about 319 cattle were attacked, 12 were maimed, while 11 were rustled.
“Two cattle rearers, Mubarak Yakubu and Shehu Saidu are still missing, ” he said.
The image maker said the Command has mobilised and deployed a search-and-rescue team to the affected areas to recover the missing rearers, adding that efforts have been intensified to track and arrest the perpetrators.
He explained that the command has also mobilised a combined team of Police Mobile Force and Detective Personnel to the affected areas to maintain law and order.
He called on residents of the area to be law abiding and assured them that the Police was on top of the game and would bring the perpetrators to book.