Three people were killed and two others injured in a fresh attack in Nkienzha, Miango District of Rigwe Chiefdom, Bassa local government area of Plateau State.
Captain Oya James, spokesperson for Operation Safe Haven, confirmed the incident and stated that the attackers fled the community as a result of the troops' rapid response.
The Publicity Secretary of the Irigwe Development Association (IDA), Davidson Malison, confirmed the event to newsmen on Monday, claiming that two people were slain on Sunday night and one on Saturday.
IDA blamed the attack on herders, a charge rejected by Garba Abdullahi, chairman of the Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN).
Malison named the dead victims of the attack as Gadan Zhwe (50), Lydia Yakubu (48), Nuhu Yakubu (23) and Musa Wolo (32).
“The leadership of the Rigwe Nation through the Traditional Council and the Development Association, IDA, have described the resurgence of attacks and killing as callous and barbaric and cautioned the perpetrators to immediately halt the mayhem being unleashed in the land. IDA is calling on the security agencies to apprehend and make them face the wrath of the law.”
“We equally call on the constituted authorities to do the needful to restore normalcy in the land so that we can continue our activities without hitches and glitches,” the group said.
Allnews.ng had reported on Friday that Abas Sani, a 16-year-old herder, was slain while he was rearing in the Teegbe community of Bassa LGA.