18 People Dead, Many Others Injured After Gunmen Attacked A Village In Plateau State

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A fresh attack happened in Ancha village of Miango District in the Irigwe Chiefdom of Bassa Local Government Area of the State, and at least 18 people have been reported dead.

Many were injured after the attack.

We recall that 10 days ago, three people were ambushed and killed in Rafin Bauna Village in the same Local Government Area.

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Major Ishaku Takwa, spokesperson of a multi-security task force maintaining peace in the state called Operation Safe Haven, was the one who confirmed the incident.

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The Spokesperson of the Irigwe ethnic group, Davidson Malison, accused the Fulani of being responsible for the incident, and said that six people were injured, over 20 houses, vehicles, motorcycles, and harvested food crops were destroyed, and valuables were stolen.

After hearing of the incident, the State Chairman of Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN), Garba Abdullahi Muhammed, denied the allegations against the Fulani, saying that they were not aware of the attack.

Gunmen attack village in Plateau

“We are not aware of the incident, but it is not surprising to hear our name mentioned because whenever an attack is launched, our name is often called, and that is unfair.

“Remember that on January 2, our members were attacked and killed around Rafin Bauna. We have reported the case to security agencies for investigation.

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