Policemen, soldiers retreated, scampered for safety after being overpowered by Fulani herdsmen in Plateau
Residents of Miango Community in Plateau State, who were attacked by suspected Fulani herdsmen have narrated how security operatives who visited the scene of the attack, retreated and scampered for safety.
According to SaharaReporters, a source in the community said the attackers, who came in their hundreds, overpowered the police and the military during a gun battle and continued terrorising Jebbu-Miango and Kpachudu communities.
The source explained that the community was invaded on Monday and continued on Tuesday night.
“During the attack, 50 persons were killed, while about 2000 houses in total were burnt to ashes. There is increased tension in the communities as everyone had deserted the areas.
“Thousands of our people have become homeless,” he said.
Nuhu Bitus Nga, another witness, also confirmed that “in the continuous attacks, the gunmen stormed Jebbu-Miango and Kpachudu communities again after the security men withdrew.
“The herdsmen burnt to ashes more than 500 houses, carted away properties and domestic animals. They killed four aged parents in our community. Amongst the mansions destroyed were four churches – all burnt to ashes.”
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