15 feared killed in attack on Plateau ‎community

Nigerian Police on patrol
Nigerian Police on patrol

No fewer than 15 people were reportedly attacked and killed in Ancha, a village in Maingo, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State on Thursday night.

A witness, Benjamin Aruku, who hails from the village told PREMIUM TIMES about the attack in a telephone interview on Friday morning.

According to Mr. Aruku, the attackers are suspected to be Fulani Herdsmen.

“We are suspecting Fulanis to have carried out the attack on our village (Ancha) because about a month ago, Fulanis living within this location accused our village (Ancha) of killing and beheading a Fulani boy. 

“They invited police, some persons were arrested in connection with the killing of the said Fulani boy. We thought the issue was over but we were taken by surprise last night with this attack,” he said. 

The police spokesperson in Plateau, Teryina Tyopev, could not confirm the incident at press time.

He, however, said he would contact the divisional police officer in charge of the area for information.


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  • Inyamiri

    In any attack, Fulani herdsmen are the suspects. Ridiculous!

    • Frank Bassey

      Provide evidence of your own suspects.

  • Frank Bassey

    NOTHING WILL HAPPEN! HERDSMEN, GO AHEAD WITH THE KILLING.

  • Otile

    Imam Mohamed Buhari is back to land his Fulani people are once more in control of life and death of rural people. Nigeria we hail thee.

    • AryLoyds

      Fulani love blood of minorities , they love subjugating minorities in other to knock them into line with their caliphate agenda

  • Justice Equity

    Even if hands are joined with hands,the wicked shall never go unpunished.
    Nigerians saw the beginning, they shall see the end.
    The holy book says that it is an abomination for the king to do injustice because the throne is established on righteousness.
    Unequal scales is an abomination to the lord.

  • Iskacountryman

    stay away from free nama…

  • Shahokaya

    You be headed a Fulani man and thought the matter is over because to you the Fulani is not a human being. You only have your self to blame.

  • Sumanguru Horop

    That community should stop stirring the honet nest we had had relative peace in Plateau state recently , why did they choose to hurt the Fulani’s that always take revenge? they should follow due process under the law rather than taking the law into their hands