| Published Friday, August 31, 2018 | 14:55 GMT

Eight Killed, 90 houses razed in fresh Herdsmen Attack





No fewer than eight persons were killed and scores of houses were burnt by yet to be identified persons in Plateau State, the police said on Wednesday.

A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Plateau Police Command, Mr Tyopev Mathias, revealed that the attack also left three others injured.

The incident occurred when the attackers stormed Abonong and Zayit villages of Foron District in Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state.

“The communities were attacked by unknown gunmen on Tuesday which resulted in the death of the eight persons with 95 houses burnt and 310 cattle rustled by the assailants,” the statement read.

The attackers were said to have vandalised houses in the communities, looted foodstuff and, thereafter, set the houses on fire.

The Command said the gunmen took to their heels on sighting a team of police officers who arrived in the communities after a distress call.

FXChoice A video circulating on social media showing a man of God surrounded by locals carrying a dead woman who seemed to be killed in the attack, the pastor was bitter asking for help from the UN and world leaders to come to their rescue, he further stressed that he'd lost a colleague and his family members who were brutally murdered in cold blood by the Fulani herdsmen "They were slaughtered like animals in their homes" he said
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