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Suspected Herdsmen Kill Another Traditional Ruler in Plateau

From Jude Dangwam, Jos

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have again unleashed terror on Platea State, as they on Monday night attacked and killed another traditional ruler, Da Chung Gyang Mwadkon and five other persons in Wereng Village of Riyom Local Government Council of Plateau State.

Member representing Riyom Constituency in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Hon. Timothy Dantong confirmed the attacks and killing of the traditional ruler.

He said the attack took place on Monday night by suspected Fulani herdsmen while the villagers were asleep, adding that three persons were injured during the attack and are currently receiving treatment at Vom Christian Hospital.

The Lawmaker condemned the attack and described it as barbaric, and urged the security agencies to arrest the criminals.

He expressed sadness that his constituents are persistently being killed by unknown gunmen, and Riyom has suffered attacks since 2001.

Information gathered by DAILY ASSET indicated that the Traditional ruler Da Chung Gyang Mwadkon is the Acting Village head of Wereng awaiting his Coronation before he was killed on Monday night by the suspected herdsmen.

The immediate past Council Chairman of Riyom local government Hon Emmanuel Jugul also condemned the attack of the villagers

It would be recalled that a week ago, a traditional ruler, the Acting District Head of Foron in Barkin Ladi was killed in his House.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Plateau state police command ASP Gabriel Ogaba, confirmed the attack, said the Police commissioner has deployed more security to the village.

He said investigation is on to arrest the perpetrators of the attack.

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