Plateau attack : Riyom community leaders allege death threats by herdsmen

Community leaders in Riyom Local Goverment Area of Plateau state are calling on government to come to their aid following alleged death threats by Fulani herdsmen over land ownership in the locality. The revelation was made by the leaders of the community following last Tuesday’s suspected Fulani herdsmen attack that led to the deaths of several people with others badly injured. The community leaders claim that Fulani herdsmen in the locality who only came as temporary settlers have forcefully pushed out natives from their ancestral environment and threatened to attack and kill any native that comes close to the area. Member representing riyom constituency calls on the federal government and state government to come and have a first hand assessment on the situation in order to find lasting solutions. He appeals to government at all levels to come to their aid before the situation gets worse Transition committee Chairman Damboy jugu ON HIS PART URGED government should put an end to the manace as the people are living in fear. Meanwhile, the special task force, codenamed Operation Safe Haven deployed to restore peace in the state have debunked rumours circulating that the attack was carried out by some of its Operatives. The STF spokesperson, Captain Adamu Umar told Journalists that the Special Task force has been arresting criminals with military uniforms which might be the same case.

He confirmed that fighter jets for surveillance have been deployed to Riyom Barkin Ladi communities to help in combating the activities of criminals.

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