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26.11.2021 Justice Names, Photos… All 10 Plateau Villagers Killed by Fulani Herders in Cold Blood

Published 26th Nov, 2021

By Gabriel Ogunjobi

In the early hours of Friday, a group of Fulani herders laid siege on Te’egbe, a village in the Miango District of Plateau State, killing ten villagers and injuring many others.

The attackers also invaded the residence of the Operation Safe Haven soldiers, burning houses and food barns.

READ ALSO: How ‘Fulani Herders’ Bypass Heavy Military Presence to Kill Plateau Farmers

The Fulani herders infiltrated Te’egbe, through Baduru, a porous border in Southern Kaduna, to raid the armless villagers.

“Most of the people were killed in their sleep,” a village elder told FIJ. “The Nigerian Army and other team members of the Task Force also tried to  resist the attackers but the fire was too massive for them to overcome.”

On Wednesday, FIJ reported how the attackers outsmarted the Nigerian Army along Rotsu Road to behead three farmers.

After interviews with locals in Miango community, FIJ compiled names and photos of victims of the attack.

S/NVICTIMS OF ATTACK IN TE’EGBEAGESTATUS
1.Gara Ku 80DEAD
2.Wiye Gara 67yrs67DEAD
3.Tala Gara68DEAD
4. Rikwe BalaYoh65DEAD
5.Tabitha Danlami8DEAD
6.Sibi Danlami 4DEAD
7.Friday Musa 35yrs35DEAD
8. . Daniel Mandi45DEAD
9.Mweri Chogo86DEAD
10Ayo Balai 6DEAD
11.Musa Kwa 60yrs  60  INJURED
12.2. Sibi Gara 65yrs  65INJURED
13.3. Nma Weyi40INJURED

PICTURES OF OTHER FOOD BARNS AND HUTS DESTROYED:

FIJ can also confirm that 278 residential rooms belonging to 114 households and 57 food barns were destroyed.

In a statement released after the attack, Gabriel Ubah, the spokesman for the Plateau Police, said the incident would be investigated.

A widow that escaped being lynched in her hut at Te’egbe

“What is happening there is an act of criminality and the Nigerian Army is doing its best to stop it,” said Ishaku Takwa Sebastian, the spokesman of Operation Safe Haven. “If you must know, these attackers are coming from Kaduna and the areas are mostly farms. Are we then going to have soldiers stationed inside the farms?”

Published 26th Nov, 2021

By Gabriel Ogunjobi

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