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Suspected herdsmen behead father, son, slaughter pregnant woman in Plateau (graphic photos)

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A seven-year-old boy, Nggwe Thomas, his father Wollo, and another pregnant woman, have lost their lives after an attack suspected to have been carried out by some herders in the Tafigana village of Plateau state/

According to reports, the 46-years-old Wollo and Thomas were on their way back from choir practice in the Miango District of Bassa Local Government when accosted by their assailants who then chopped off their heads.

Afterward, they moved into Ancha Village, the neighboring Miango District where they killed another 27-years-old pregnant lady.

Narrating the events to newsmen, the Publicity Secretary of the Miango Youth Development Association, Zongo Lawrence, stated that the herders also damaged lots of farm produce in some other villages.

Zongo said, “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 displace 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.”

In his reaction, the slain woman’s husband, Wakili Ayuba, revealed that she had come to the farm to give him food but she never made it back home as she was attacked on the way.

“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,” Ayuba said.

See the graphic pictures below.

Suspected herdsmen behead father, son, slaughter pregnant woman in Plateau (graphic photos)

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