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.
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.