Villagers blame Plateau govt, security agents over latest killings in Bassa

The re-occurring violence in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau state in which at least thirty people have been killed in the last forty eight hours by suspected herdsmen has continued to attract condemnation from the citizens with the villagers blaming the state government and the security agents over the attacks in the communities.

On Friday last week, Governor Simon Lalong had imposed a dusk to dawn curfew in Bassa Local Government Area following deadly attacks in the communities.

Despite the prevailing curfew in the Local Government Area, the gunmen  on Saturday swooped on Tagbe Village and killed six people while several houses were burnt

Again the gunmen on Monday morning moved to Nkiedonwhron community and killed at least 29 villagers as confirmed by President of Irigwe Development Association, Sunday Abdul.

However,the villagers on Monday blamed the state government and the security agents for the series of killings in their communities.

Some of them who escaped being killed alleged that the curfew imposed in the Local Government by the state government was only enforced in the areas occupied by the natives while there was free movement in the areas occupied by the Fulani herdsmen, a development which gave the gunmen the opportunity to kill the natives in large numbers.

While lamenting their situation over the killings, the villager  called on the authorities to act quickly and stop further bloodshed in their communities.

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