A group of armed Fulani is said to have killed another native in Plateau State.
The report got to Emancipation Centre for Crisis Victim in Nigeria through phone call that one Mr. Justine Patrick, aged 25, Berom by tribe was murdered while 2 others, namely, Mr. Daniel Gyang and Sele Dung narrowly escaped the ambush laid at bush area of Fom in the evening hours of 14th October,2020.
In an interview, Mr. Daniel Gyang, aged 20, narrated that “..we were coming back from farm at about 5:30pm. We never knew that a group of 7 Fulani had already ambushed us. I was in the front, Mr. Sele and the deceased followed respectively. The attackers, in long clothings, emerged from the surrounding Maize farms, raising up their sticks, matchets and knives. They got hold of the Justine and started stabbing him to dead while the 2 of us took to our heels and narrowly escaped” he said.
As to their escape, “immediately we saw them from the Maize farms, we started screaming and people who were relatively nearby rushed for our rescue”, he responded.
The corpse which was deposited in the mortuary of Vom Christian Hospital last night was buried yesterday, 15th October, 2020 at Chaha village of Vom District, Jos South LGA of Plateau State.
The incident is one amongst many that have added to the ongoing killings in Central Nigeria where Fulani militias continue ethno-religious cleansing which forms part of their expansionist agenda with impunity
Dalyop Solomon Mwantiri, Esq.
Emancipation Centre for Crisis Victims in Nigeria-ECCVN