Five Killed in Barkin Ladi by Fulani Militants

ICC Note: Another 5 people have been killed in the Barkin Ladi local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria. These individuals are believed to have been killed by Fulani Militants. This follows only a month after the slaughter of 230 in that same area by these militants.

08/21/2018 Nigeria (Sun News Online) – he Daily Sun gathered that two persons were killed in Shonong and Kwi villages of Riyom, on Saturday, while three were killed in Ndin and Haipang villages, on Sunday night, at Barkin-Ladi Local Government Area of the state.

The member Representing Barkin-Ladi/Riyom federal constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Istifanus Gyang, who confirmed the killings, said five persons were attacked and killed in his constituency on Saturday and Sunday night.

His words, “My constituency is still under very serious attack due to violent attacks leading to the lost of lives. On Saturday, lives were lost in two communities in Riyom and in Heipang in Barkin-Ladi Local Government following deathly attacks.

“The figure of the dead persons keep increasing but at the moment, I am aware that five persons have been killed between Saturday and Sunday last week. It is the responsibility of government to protect lives and properties but it has failed in that regards.”

Hon. Gyang urged the communities not to take laws into their hands, should but report to security agencies any suspicious movement of strange persons around the communities for quick action.

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