Army Arrests 7 Suspects In Connection With Plateau Killings

Frederick Owens
March 16, 2018

A statement by Army spokesman, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, Thursday, said that the incident took place on Wednesday.

Two soldiers, two mobile policemen and about 23 others were on Wednesday killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen during a fierce battle at Dung Kasa, Rafiki and Dutse Kura communities in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

"As troops moved in to settle the dispute, the herdsmen opened fire on them".

The army said two soldiers from the division were also killed in the state.

He said that fortunately 2 other soldiers were wounded and are receiving medical attention at 3 Division Military Hospital and Medical Services.

According to a statement by Secretary by the State Government, Rufus Bature curfew would last from 6pm to 6am daily.

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No fewer than 24 persons have again been killed in a night attack on Dundu village of Kwal district in Bassa Local Government area of Plateau State.

"Consequently, security agencies in area have been mandated to enforce the curfew".

The development was confirmed by the Special Task Force providing security in Plateau State, the Plateau State Police Command and the Irigwe Development Association.

Channels TV correspondent gathered that at least seven people were injured and one feared killed. Yet, the Nigerian Army failed to arrest the Fulani terrorists but were busy protecting them and asking our vigilantes what they have to offer them.

On February 8, a delegation of the Catholic Bishops" Conference of Nigeria expressed their concerns to President Buhari, saying the attacks were being carried out by "terrorists masquerading as herdsmen" and accused the government of being "incapable or unwilling' to protect citizens from them.

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