By Sally Faithfulness and PETERS

15 June 2021

News in Details

No fewer than 17 persons were reportedly killed on Sunday night by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Kushe community in Kuru District of Jos South Local Government Area and Zolgo village in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.

It was gathered that the killing, which took place simultaneously, saw 12 persons murdered in Kushe village and five persons in Zolgo village about 9:30 p.m. respectively when suspected Fulani herdsmen stormed the communities and shot at people sporadically.

The Guardian learnt that five persons, who sustained gunshot injuries, are receiving treatment at various hospitals in the state.

District Head and Gwom Rwey Kuru, Da Patrick Mandung, who confirmed the incident, said his people were attacked without any provocation.

“I don’t know why people will come from different places to come and kill people and just go. I appeal to security agencies to fish out the perpetrators. I condemn this act in totality and I want these people fished out,” he said.

Also, a member representing Jos South/Jos East Federal Constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Dachung Musa Bagos, condemned the act and urged the people to defend themselves from attacks.