Gunmen who have been suspected to be herdsmen, on Thursday, killed 12 persons and injured one at Kulben village of Kombun District of Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau.
DSP Terna Tyopev, Plateau Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) stated that the incident occurred in the early hours of Thursday.
“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 on Thursday evening amidst tears. A member of the community posted the photos describing the killing 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”