26 villagers killed in Plateau

At least 26 members of the Berom ethnic nationality have been killed in multiple attacks on their villages in the last one week, the national leadership of the Berom Youth Movement, BYM, has said.

The national caretaker chairman of the ethnic group association, Rwang Dantong, made the disclosure on Friday evening at the Nigeria Union of Journalists press centre in Jos, while reacting to the renewed attacks in Riyom Local Government Area.

“Berom People from Riyom Local Government Area have lost 26 of our people in series of attacks in seven consecutive days between last Thursday, 2nd October and 10th October 2014,” Mr. Dantong said.

He said most victims were children, the aged and women, mostly pregnant. The group accused Fulani herdsmen of having perpetrated the killings.

He named the affected villages to include Law, Shonong, Fang, Dum, Chenengye, Rakweng, Diyan, Rachi and Sharubutu in Bachi District of Riyom local government area of plateau state.”

According to Mr. Dantong, farm produce which were ready for harvest were destroyed, with over one hundred houses set ablaze during the attacks.

The group threatened to avenge the death of its people if nothing was done to prevent further killings.

“The National leadership of Berom Youth Movement (BYM) has condemned in strong terms the persistent and systematic attacks on our people, this is an open declaration of war on our people for no justifiable reasons,” Mr. Dantang said.

He called on government at all levels to intervene in the attacks to prevent further loss of lives of its members. The group said the number of security men posted to their villages were insufficient, hence the need for armed security men.


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  • Dan Fulani

    God created the land for grazing and crop production. No grazing no farming. BYM, for your information,one Fulani life ten Berom lives. Not only BYM every other tribe in this country should take note.

    • Ade

      The jukuns should take note lol
      Muhammad is the legit son of Satan, Jin gave him the Satanic verses. Imagine the world without Islam, two third of the world problems will be solved.

  • Sanusi Hammari

    BYM when rushed to d media why not stated all d lapses but U decided to take part, only last week U killed 12 of them and went home patiently now that they have revenge U quickly called gov at all level to come to ur aid

    • Ade

      Muhammad is the legit son of Satan, Jin gave him the Satanic verses. Imagine the world without Islam, two third of the world problems will be solved.

  • Justice Ovietesiri Obaro (Esq)

    “A Nigerian army colonel has been arrested along with some junior officers, for sabotaging the country’s military offensive against Boko
    haram jihadists in the North east, confirming Chief of Defence Staff theory of the existence of fifth columnists within the military.

    The colonel, a muslim, who is yet to be identified, was Commanding a team of three Armoured Personnel Carriers, APC’s, and ground troops between Gulak and Madagali, when he committed the act of sabotage by ordering troops to set the APCs on fire.There was no justifiable reason for the action as the APCs have the firing power of 1.5kilometres or even more, and they ought to have outgunned the poorly equipped Boko
    Haram terrorists approaching nearby in six Hilux vehicles.

    With the APCs burnt, the officer reportedly led his men to escape into the bush.Saturday Vanguard, which reported this story said the Army authorities were outraged over the development and ordered the arrest of both the commander, the junior officers as well as the soldiers under his command.” …….PM News

    It is the same script in Plateau. There are more people in Port Harcourt than the whole of Norway. Nigeria is the population of UK, France, Spain & Portugal put together. Why wont there be organised killings & rancour. We are not a country but a continent. Lets try the Scotland Vs UK model. Secession Referendum? Yes! The fierce urgency of NOW!!! Nonsense!

    • Ade

      Agreed with you. Let every state, ethnic group be on its own as it was in the pre colonial era.