Tension in Plateau as gunmen killed over 100 cows


By Ismail Auwal

Fear has gripped some communities in Plateau State’s Bassa Local Government Area after gunmen killed over 100 cattle and disappeared with hundreds of other cattle, rams, and sheep.

According to Abdullahi Shehu, state chairman of the Gan Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN), the incident occurred Wednesday evening while the cattle were grazing.

 “The cattle were just grazing when the gunmen stormed the general area of Maiyanga and started shooting sporadically. So far, more than 100 cattle were killed while many are still missing.

“We have informed the police and Operation Safe Haven command. The Sector 3 command had responded to the incidents and had arrested about seven persons in connection to the killing.”

“We are tired of these atrocities. What have we done to deserve this? We have not destroyed any farm. We are calling on the security to do the needful and get to the bottom of this dastardly act.”

The spokesmen of the State Police Command and  ASP Ubah Gabriel could not be reached for comments at the time of writing this report.

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