Information just reached out that a group of Fulani ambushed Dachomo Steven Jugu and Bitrus Danbwarang of Jol community of Riyom LGA, Plateau State at a bridge linking the community to Barkin Ladi LGA.
The incident, as sourced out from one of the locals by name Simon Dachllom, is said to had happened at about 4:01pm of today, 5/5/2019 resulting not only to an injury sustained by Mr. Dachomo, but his Motorcycle was carted away to Fass, a nearby Fulani settlement.
In response to the pressing call, Operation Rainbow from Jol speedily swung into rescuing mission and found the two victims alive though one with injury. The security outfit has further moved to the Fulani settlement where the Motorcycle was taken.
This, according to the local, is a provocative act preceding a possible planned terror attacks about to be unleashed not only on Jol community that has suffered numerous aggressions from sophisticatedly armed Fulani herders from Fass and Rankum ( renamed as “Mahanga”), but also other Berom communities bordering with the aforementioned Fulani settlements that have constituted public insecurity in the terrains.
Attempts made to get in touch with the security agents on ground could not be possible due to unavailability of network at where the went for the intervention.
This sad development should be nip in the bud in order not to trigger another uprising.
Locals are hereby admonished to avoid plying the route to avoid further attacks by assailants who are bent on invoking another uprising on innocent native inhabitants, move so that personnel of Operation Safe Haven have just been withdrawn from vulnerable hamlets of the community.
It’s further appealed that more personnel of Operation Rainbow be deployed to help in Manning the security of the road during day time if locals must continue plying the route.
Be assured of update on the issue at hand as soon as information is made available
By Dalyop Solomon Mwantiri, Esq.
Emancipation Centre for Crisis Victims in Nigeria