Two individuals have tragically lost their lives, and three others sustained injuries during an attack carried out by suspected Fulani militiamen in Fass and Wereng-Camp, located in Riyom Local Government Area (LGA) of Plateau State.
In a statement released by Dalyop Solomon Mwantiri from the Emancipation Centre for Crisis Victims in Nigeria (ECCV), it was revealed that the militiamen were spotted grazing in Wareng, openly displaying sophisticated weapons and setting up ambushes to target unsuspecting individuals.
The incident unfolded around 4:43 PM when the Fulani militiamen, armed and accompanied by their cattle, forcefully entered Wereng-Camp. This brazen act raised alarm and apprehension among the residents, as it lasted for nearly an hour before another group attacked Wereng Community at approximately 7:00 PM.
Tragically, this second assault resulted in the deaths of Chuwang Boyi and Amos Dung, while Mr. Yohanna Pam and another person sustained injuries during the attack.
In a separate incident, unidentified gunmen carried out an ambush, leaving Mr. Bulus Bakwet from Tahoss Community in Riyom LGA in a state of coma. He was swiftly rushed to Vom Christian Hospital for urgent medical attention.
The recent attack by suspected Fulani militiamen underscores the ongoing security challenges faced by communities in Plateau State. The Emancipation Centre for Crisis Victims in Nigeria (ECCV) condemns such acts of violence and calls for swift action to bring the perpetrators to justice.
The incident serves as a reminder of the urgent need for enhanced security measures to protect the lives and properties of innocent citizens. The authorities must address the rising wave of attacks and ensure the safety and well-being of the people in Plateau State.
Efforts must be intensified to investigate and apprehend those responsible for the attacks in order to restore peace and foster harmonious coexistence among the diverse communities in the state. It is crucial for security agencies to collaborate with local communities and stakeholders to prevent further incidents and promote lasting peace.
The Emancipation Centre for Crisis Victims in Nigeria (ECCV) remains committed to supporting and advocating for the rights of victims of crisis situations, and calls on the government and relevant stakeholders to prioritize the protection of lives and properties in Plateau State.