As Plateau State and its environs are experiencing relative peace and tranquility, information reached out has it that a group of armed Fulani militias laid an ambush against 8 Berom native commuters and 2 people on a Motorcycle along Gwarim-Bangai road of Bachi District this evening of March, 2022.
According to one of the commuters, “we were coming back from Hoss Market, not known to us that shortly after Gwa-Rim village, there was a group of armed Fulani militias we spotted by the roadside where they had already blocked the road with big log of wood.. ” said one of those attacked who pleads anonymity.
In a further response, he said, ” we stumbled on the ambush at about 7:02pm as the militia group didn’t use firearms, but stick and sword on our vehicle. Thanks be to God for helping the driver, who claimed up the log of woods laid on the road even though one Mr. Danjuma Jok sustained a serious injury on his hand.
At a relatively far distance was Mr. Samuel Bulus Bwede, a motorcyclist who was following the attacked vehicle along the same road to Bachi, unknown to him what had happened to the commuters that were ahead, “he ran out of luck when, upon getting to the ambush spot, they overran and harked him down to s state of coma after which the attackers carted away his motorcycle…, the source narrated as local vigilante from Gwa-Rim swiftly swung into action and rescued the victim laying in a pool of blood, and rushed him to Rahoss Hospital Centre, Riyom LGA. Meanwhile, all native inhabitants in the general areas should take caution in during this period that is characterized with setting in of raining season and pervasiveness of political activities which militias usually take advantage to frustrate with alarming invasions so as to decimate communities thereby disfranchising target places earmarked for such ignoble mission
In the same vein, ECCVN is also calling on the appropriate authorities, particularly security agents to, as a matter of urgency, swing into action to unravel the perpetrators in order for justice to prevail otherwise, the fragile peace currently enjoyed might fizzle away unto another theatre of violence which would not be healthy for national security and development. Meanwhile, affected persons should maintain calmness, which would aid the security agents in their investigation.
Dalyop Solomon Mwantiri, Esq.
Emancipation Centre for Crisis Victims in Nigeria-ECCVN