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Buhari’s Presence In Plateau Fails To Deter Herdsmen Militia From Killing 5

The Oasis Reporters

March 9, 2018


Fulani militia plan an attack.

Herdsmen militia, the fourth most dangerous terrorist group in the world have shown scant regard to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari who visited Plateau state in North Central Nigeria, Thursday.

They chose that day to strike again, killing five persons in the night after they, the alleged Fulani herdsmen militia launched a fresh attack on Nzharuvo Village of Miango, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The attack came during President Muhammadu Buhari’s two-day official visit to Plateau, seen by pundits as a tentative peace building effort between nomadic herdsmen and sedentary farmers who have seen deadly clashes over diminishing natural resources that sustain farming which is the traditional occupation of the largely Christian and animist indigenous population, and the nomadic herdsmen who are largely Muslim Fulani.

Plateau state has seen some of the worst clashes, claiming several hundreds of lives in the last couple of years.

According to ChannelsTV, the President of Irigwe Youth movement, Chinge Dodo said two people were killed instantly in the attack while three others who are siblings died in the hospital.

The three siblings, from Joseph’s family are Twin brothers, Emmanuel and Christopher Joseph aged 16 years and their younger sister, Peace Joseph, aged six.

Also, a survivor of the attack is currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital.

When contacted, the Plateau State Police Public Relations Officer, Tyopev Mathias told channels, that they are yet to receive any complaints from the affected area.

The massacres in the North Central region is likely to cast a dark shadow over the efforts of the President, who many see as more Fulani than Nigerian because non Fulanis feel alienated somewhat from the national scheme of things. The President is of the ethnic Fulani tribe.

Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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