At about 4:55pm of today, 3/7/2019, three locals of Jol Community are reported to have been attacked by a group of Fulani herdsmen along Tanjol-Vwak road. As a result, Mr. Daniel Dachung, aged 22 sustained fatal injury, and has been rushed to Vom Christian Hospital by personnel of Operation Rainbow, while the other two narrowly escaped the ambush.
From the community is Mr. Pam Peter, leader of hamlets’ head who told Dalyop Solomon Mwantiri, Esq. that, “three of our people were on motorcycle from Vwak to Tanjol at about 5 minutes to 5:00pm, unknown to them that a group of Fulani herdsmen who came for grazing had already pinned down at a culvert close to former OPSH station where the locals were attacked and injured Mr. Daniel Dachung. We reported the incident to both OPSH and Divisional Police Headquarters of Riyom.” Mr. Pam re-echoed that, “that culvert has always been a dead trap to our people. Not only that, but numerous cases of mischievous grazing have become an order of the day”, he said.
In a further response, Mrs. Rauther Dabwengs, medical personnel of Primary Healthcare Centre of Jol community said, “this evening, one Mr. Daniel Dachung, a victim of attack by Fulani was brought to PHC Jol for medical intervention, but we immediately referred him to Vom Christian Hospital, because the condition is quite critical, for blood was gushing out of the victim’s nose.”
Aside the security agencies that have been informed about the incident, attention of Hon. Emmanuel D. Jugul, Transition Committee Chairman of Riyom LGA has been duly drawn to the tragic development.
Attempt to get in touch with Operation Rainbow on ground turns unreachable.
Be assured that update on this will be furnished as soon as it’s sourced out.
Dalyop Solomon Mwantiri, Esq.
Emancipation Centre for Crisis Victims in Nigeria