Graphic: Father, son, pregnant woman killed in fresh attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Plateau
Thomas Wollo,46, together with his son, Nggwe Thomas,7, were butchered on Sunday night by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Tafigana village of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Father and son were returning from choir practice at about 8,50pm on Sunday when they were attacked.
In the same Bassa local government, Miango District precisely, a pregnant woman identified as Margaret Wakili,27, and an aged woman were also attacked by suspected Fulanis herdsmen.
Zongo Lawrence, the publicity Secretary of Miango Youth Development Association who confirmed the Tafigana village incident also revealed that hoodlums went to a nearby village in Hukke and destroyed farm produce worth millions of naira.
We have been experiencing daily attacks by Fulani herdsmen in our communities, most especially on Sundays and Thursdays during worship days or market days respectively. They want to displaced us at all cause and we are not ready to give out our lands no matter their evil act. The attackers also went to a nearby village in Hukke and destroyed farm produce worth millions of naira.
We are calling on government to look into these killings in our communities. We are left helpless without hope. In the last few days, we have lost about 17 people to Fulani herdsmen attacks, he added
According to reports, Margaret was killed when she took some food to her husband, Wakili Ayuba in the farm.
While narrating the incident, Wakili told Zongo Lawrence that he was at the farm with his wife Margaret when the sad incident happened .
Early in the morning today, I went to the farm to plant guinea corn and my wife came to the farm to bring me food. After she gave me the food, she helped me in planting the guinea corn. But as we were working, she lifted her head and saw some men. She then notified me about them. As I lifted my head, I saw 8 Fulanis.
I then told her we should run immediately. My wife was 6 months pregnant, so she could not run faster. 6 of them chased her while 2 chased me.
I ran fast and crossed the river. As I crossed, I realized that they killed my wife and were shouting, ‘Allahu Akbar, we have killed infidel, we need to kill more’. As I heard them say that, I took to my heels and ran faster.
They shot at me while chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ but I managed to escape. When I got to my village, our people came out and that was how I was saved. The Fulani who did this came from Hayin Rukuba.