On Thursday, January 9, 12 people were brutally killed and one injured by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen, at Kulben village of Kombun District of Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Plateau Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Terna Tyopev, revealed that the incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday, January 9, 2020.
“In the early hours of today, we received a distress call that gunmen, suspected to be herdsmen attacked Kulben community of Kombun District of Mangu. As a result, 12 persons lost their lives and one severely injured. Immediately we received the information, the commissioner in charge of the command, Mr Isaac Akinmoyede, directed the DCP in charge of Operations, Mr Aliyu Tafida to mobilise to the scene.”
“As I speak, our team of detectives and other officers are in the scene of the crime to prevent further attacks,” he said.
The victims were buried yesterday evening amidst tears. A member of the community shared the photos online and describe the incident as “disheartening and painful”
“Black Wednesday at Kulben of Kombun district…. God!!!!
Tears rolling on our eyes as Fulani herdsmen attacked and butchered gallant Mwaghavul youth…, It is disheartening, so painful…. God come to our aid”
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