Suspected Fulani militiamen kill 60-year-old woman in Plateau community

Suspected Fulani militias kill 60-year-old woman in Plateau community

Gunmen suspected of belonging to Fulani militiamen killed a 60-year-old woman identified as Laraba Dauda, ​​in Mere village, Rahoss community, Riyom local government area of ​​the state of the Plateau.

A witness said the incident happened on Monday, September 19, 2022, when the deceased went to get firewood.

“The deceased woman went to fetch firewood yesterday, but did not return home until late in the evening. The alarm was raised and the villagers went looking for her, but were unable to find her until this morning when we were able to stumble upon her body in the bushes this morning,” the witness said.

“After a vigorous search while there was still heavy dew, we never knew we were almost to where the shot woman was lying. We spotted armed Fulani among whom is one of the “suspects arrested. He threatened to shoot us immediately, but we hurriedly fled until security guards arrived shortly after the alleged attackers fled,”

The witness added that security agents who arrived in the community pursued the gunmen and eventually arrested eight of the militiamen.

The eyewitness further commended the Safe Haven Operations men as well as Riyom Local Government Divisional Police Headquarters staff for their quick response when informed of the incident.

Meanwhile, the national leadership of the Berom Youth Moulder Association called for calm and made an impassioned appeal to security agencies to fish out other militias still hibernating in the locality.

State Police Command spokesman DSP Alfred Alabo, who confirmed the incident, said seven people had been arrested in connection with the killing.

He added that the community is under surveillance by security agencies in a bid to arrest more of those terrorizing the local government area.

The corpse was evacuated to the village for the funeral according to Christian rites according to the guidelines of the Pst license. Caleb Gandu of COCIN LCC Mere.

Suspected Fulani militiamen kill 60-year-old woman in Plateau communitySuspected Fulani militiamen kill 60-year-old woman in Plateau communitySuspected Fulani militiamen kill 60-year-old woman in Plateau community

Suspected Fulani militiamen kill 60-year-old woman in Plateau communitySuspected Fulani militiamen kill 60-year-old woman in Plateau community

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