Suspected Fulani militias kill a 60-year-old woman in the Plateau community.
an eye witness said the incident occurred on Monday, September 19, 2022, when the
deceased went to fetch firewood.
“The deceased woman went to fetch firewood yesterday but was not back home up to
late evening hours.
The alarm was raised and the villagers went out in search of her, but couldn’t trace
her until this morning when we were able
to stumble on her corpse in the bushes this morning,” the witness narrated.
“After a vigorous search when there was still heavy dew, we never knew we were
almost getting to the spot where the slaughtered woman was laying. We spotted
armed Fulani amongst whom is one of the suspects arrested. He threatened to
fire at us immediately the dew varnished but we hurriedly took to our heels for
escape until the arrival of security
agents shortly after the suspected attackers had fled,”
The witness added that security men who arrived the community pursued the armed
men and eventually arrested eight of the militia.
The eyewitness further commended the men of the Operations Safe Haven alongside
the personnel of Divisional Police Headquarters in Riyom local government for their
swift response when intimated about the incident.
Meanwhile, the national leadership of the Berom Youth Moulder Association has
called for calm and made a passionate appeal to the security agencies to fish out
other militias still hibernating in the locality.
Spokesman of the State Police Command, DSP Alfred Alabo, who confirmed the
incident, stated that seven people have been arrested in connection with the killing.
He added that the community is under the surveillance of the security agencies with
the aim of arresting more of those terrorising the local government area.
The corpse has been evacuated to the village for funeral according to Christian rites
as directed by license Pst. Caleb Gandu of COCIN LCC Mere.