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No fewer than four persons were on Monday gruesomely murdered in a fresh attack in Plateau State.
Africa Today News, New York gathered that the victims, who are all male, were killed by suspected herdsmen at Renwienku village of Miango District in Bassa Local Government Area of the North-Central State.
The President of Irigwe Development Association Mr Robert Ashi Dodo narrated that the gunmen invaded the village in the early hours of the day and inflicted injuries on the victims – who were mainly middle-aged – which led to their death.
According to the Irigwe leader, the incident was compounded when the mourners were attacked on their way to bury the dead.
He, however, said they buried the victims following the intervention of security agencies.
However, the Fulani community has denied any involvement in the incident, and accused their Irigwe neighbours of killing a herder – who was pasturing – during the weekend.
The Miyetti Allah leader in the state, Nura Mohammad described the incident as unfortunate in spite of the ongoing peace efforts in the state.
The police in a statement from the command Public Relations Officer Gabriel Ubah confirmed the unfortunate incidents at Kpachudu and Reweinku villages in Miango district that led to the death of four persons.
He said more personnel have been deployed to the areas to restore peace.
According to him, investigations have commenced to fish out perpetrators of the dastardly act.
The recent incidents are the latest in renewed clashes in Plateau State. Last month, there was tension in the state after some travellers were killed, a development which prompted the Plateau government to impose a curfew on the state.
In the wake of the conflict, various states started evacuating their indigenes from the University of Jos (UNIJOS) over fears the situation could worsen.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK