In a tragic turn of events, three individuals lost their lives in a series of night-time attacks that occurred on Tuesday in the Wereng community of Riyom Local Council, Plateau State. The attackers, believed to be members of the Fulani militia, targeted various communities including Kuru Station, Wereng, Gwon, Gwa-Rim, and Rinyan, leaving a trail of devastation behind.
However, their violent spree was cut short due to the quick response of local security personnel at Gwarim, who managed to repel the attackers. Despite the tragedy, the community expressed gratitude towards the security forces for their immediate intervention.
In a separate countermeasure to address the ongoing insecurity, the Operation Safe Haven (OPSH) troops have detained over 1,000 cattle and a significant number of sheep found grazing on local farmlands in Dumunan village, Bwai district of Mangu Local Council. Media Information Officer of OPSH, Capt. Oya James, revealed that these livestock originated from Bokkos and Barkin Ladi local councils.
In a show of solidarity, Labour Party Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi, on his 62nd birthday, visited Jos, Plateau State, to extend his condolences to the state government and the people of Mangu over the recent attacks. He also made a donation of N5 million and 100 bags of 50kg rice to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
During his visit, Obi praised Governor Caleb Mutfwang for his efforts to halt the violence and called on all Nigerians to stand with their fellow citizens during this difficult time. He expressed his regret over the current state of Plateau, once known for its tranquility and beauty, but now marred by violence. He urged security agencies to bring the responsible parties to justice.
SOURCE: The Guardian