Gunmen Kill Herder, 35 Cows In Plateau

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Gunmen kill herder, 35 cows in Plateau

Some yet-to-be identified gunmen have killed a 17-year-old herder and 35 cows at Nafan community in Fan District and Doruwa Babuje in Ropp District of Barkin-Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the perpetrators of the crime were riding on motor cycles when they opened fire and killed the herder.

Another herder was severely injured during incident.

The state governor, Caleb Mutfwang, who condemned the incident, tasked relevant security agencies to fish out the perpetrators.

He said this in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Mr Gyang Bere, on Thursday in Jos.

Mutfwang stated that his administration would not condone any act of lawlessness and killing of innocent and law abiding citizens.

”We condemn in totality these acts of lawlessness that is undermining government’s effort in entrenching harmonious living among all and sundry in the state.

”My administration will no longer the tolerate brutal killings of innocent citizens either in their farms or in any parts of the state while pursuing their legitimate means of livelihood.

”I have directed the security agencies to hunt and track down the perpetrators of this heinous crimes and ensure justice for the victims,” Gyang quoted Mutfwang.

Gyang further said the governor charged traditional, community and religious leaders, as well as youths and women groups in the affected communities, to join hands with other stakeholders to restore normalcy.

The governor, who sympathized with the affected families, urged residents of the state to expose all criminal elements within their communities to face the full wrath of the law.

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By Abia ThinkTank

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