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Again, Fulani herdsmen behead man, seven-year-old son in Plateau

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Miango, a community in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, has been thrown into commotion following the killing of the killing  of a man and his son by Fulani herdsmen.

Herald Nigeria learnt that the victims, Thomas  Wollo, 46,  and   Nggwe Thomas, seven, were returning from a choir practice at about 8.50pm on Sunday when the attackers struck and beheaded both of them before fleeing into the bush.

The herdsmen also killed an unidentified  woman in Ancha community, Bassa LGA, on Monday.

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Speaking on the incident, the spokesman for Miango Youth Development Association, Zongo Lawrence, added that the hoodlums   went to a nearby village in Hukke  and  destroyed farm produce worth millions of naira.

“Seventeen of our people have been killed  by  Fulani herdsmen this year,” Lawrence said in a statement.

“The international community should  come to our aid; we are under heavy siege.”

On his part, the President of Irigwe Youth Movement, Mr Chinge Dodo,  said that  people in the areas  had been living  in fear of further attacks by herdsmen.

He said,  “On Sunday two of our people were attacked and killed at Tafigana village in Mango District of Irigwe Chiefdom. I have just been informed this  morning  (Monday) that the Fulani herdsmen  had moved to Ancha village and killed a woman.

“As a people, we are continuously under attack and nobody seems to be hearing our cry for help. It appears that killing our people has become a routine.”

The Paramount Ruler of the Irigwe Kingdom, His Royal Highness, Ronku Aka, also confirmed the killing of Wollo and his son.

The police  in the state  had  yet to make any statement on the matter as of  the time of filling this report.

Spokesman  for  the force in the state, Mr Mathias Tyopev, did not answer our correspondent’s   phone calls.

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