Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Monday night attacked and killed a Traditional Ruler, Da Chung Gyang Mwadkon and five other residents in Wereng Village of Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State.
According to Daily Post, this attack is coming barely two weeks after a traditional ruler, Da Bulus Chuwang Janka, the Acting Gwom Rwey of Foron District was killed in his residence at Rasat, Foron District of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state by unknown person.
Confirming the incident, Member Representing Riyom Constituency in the Plateau of State House of Assembly, Hon. Timothy Dantong said the attack took place on Monday night by suspected herdsmen while that villagers were asleep.
Dantong disclosed that three persons injured during the attack are now receiving treatment at Vom Christian Hospital.
The Lawmaker condemned the attack and described it as “barbaric”.
He urged security agencies to ensure that perpetrators are arrested.
He expressed sadness that his constituents are persistently being killed by unknown gunmen, and Riyom has suffered attacks since 2001.
Meanwhile, the Spokesman of the Plateau State Police Command, ASP Gabriel Ogaba, who also confirmed the Monday night attack, said the Commissioner of Police in the State has deployed more security to the village.
Ogaba added that investigation is on-going to ensure that the perpetrators of the attack are arrested.