Penning down an emotional post on the recent attack, Efe who noted that 2019 is coming and same mistakes won’t be made again, wrote;
“The killings in Plateau State must stop… how can people go to bury their dead be killed too. How much can we endure… that’s how the “Dogon Nahawa” killings have been forgotten. 2019 is coming and we might repeat our mistakes again. I’m raging in anger right now. May God rest their souls. Amen
*Benue State also*”
Yesterday a curfew was imposed in Plateau State, after several people were allegedly killed in Gashish and Ropp Districts of Plateau State on Sunday, during attacks that were carried out in about 11 communities by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
Although there were rumours that some soldiers might be missing, the Commander of the Special Military Taskforce code-named Operation Safe Haven, Major-General Anthony Atolagbe, said, “it’s not true, no soldier died and no soldier is missing.”
The decision, according to the government, was to avert further breakdown of law and order. A terse statement issued on Sunday by the Secretary to the State Government, Rufus Bature, said the movement was restricted from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am, except for those on essential duties.”
The attack was said to have been launched at Xland, Gindin Akwati, Ruku, Nghar, Kura Falls and Kakuruk all in Gashish District. The communities were completely sacked by the assailants, reports said.
Other areas affected by the attack included Rakok, Kok and Razat all in Ropp District. The Chairman, Public Accounts and Petition Committee in Plateau State House of Assembly representing Barkin Ladi, Peter Gyendeng, in an interview on Sunday, said the attack was “a declaration of war” on his constituency.
He claimed that “mercenaries” have been hired to come and kill people in Barkin Ladi LGA.
When contacted, the spokesperson of the Plateau State Police Command, Matthias Tyopev, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, confirmed the killings to our correspondent, saying, “11 corpses have been recovered and no arrest has been made.”
He identified the 11 corpses as those of Dalyop Vanode, Dom Danladi, Bururu Wade, Joju Rala,Titus Danladi, Bitrus Malat, Alu Matir, Noron Monday, Cecilia Yohana, Dam Bulus and Ladi Danladi.