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32-Year-Old Herder Killed In Fresh Plateau Attack

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32-Year-Old Herder Killed In Fresh Plateau Attack

We are being targeted on a daily basis. We cannot freely graze our cattle.

Jos, Plateau State: Isma’il Adam, a 32-year-old herder has been killed in Makada community, Bokkos District in Bokkos Local Government Area of Plateau State.

According to the leadership of Fulani coalition groups, the incident occurred on Thursday evening.

There have been reports of targeted killings in the villages of Bokkos since the Christmas Eve attacks, which claimed more than 100 lives in the villages of Bokkos and Barkin Ladi LGAs.

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Daily Trust reports that on Wednesday, one herder was killed and two others escaped when hoodlums attacked a Toyota Boxer in Butura Company community of Butura District of Bokkos LGA.

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The Chairman of Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN), Garba Abdullahi, who confirmed the latest incident said deceased alongside other herders was grazing his cattle when some gunmen stormed the area.

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“The gunmen came in their numbers, killed Isma’il and rustled about 400 cattle but the personnel of Operation Safe Haven, responded swiftly and recovered the cattle. Members of our group are facing series of attacks in recent times.

“We are being targeted on a daily basis. We cannot freely graze our cattle. We are still calling on security agencies to intensify efforts to bring an end to these attacks. We are calling on our members to remain calm and law-abiding, ” the chairman said.

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The spokesperson of Operation Safe Haven, Captain Oya James, had yet to respond to an inquiry by our correspondent as of the time of filing this report.

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