Four people including a soldier have been confirmed dead following a fresh attack in Riyom Council Area of Plateau state on Tuesday by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.
According to reports the attack on the remote Kagboro community took place around 12 pm on Monday and lasted for several hours which accounted for the high level of destruction in the community.
Villagers said that over 300 herdsmen invaded the village, shooting indiscriminately and burning houses including a government-owned clinic in the community after they overpowered men of the vigilante group who tried to resist them.
Spokesman for the Plateau State Police Command, Tyopev Mathias is yet to say anything on the attack. However, Lawmaker representing Riyom Constituency in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Mr Timothy Datong, confirmed the incident.
Datong who condemned the incident said that he had concluded plans to table the issue as a matter of urgent public importance before the Assembly members during their plenary in Jos on Tuesday.