PLATEAU-Nonstop Controversy seem to trail the Nigerian Military over the repeated attacks of Fulani herdsmen in towns, communities and villages in Plateau state continuously even with the Presence of Military formations all over the state.
The recent controversy stems from the recent attack of the Herdsmen in Nkierdonwhro Village of Irigwe Chiefdom in Bassa Local government Area just few days after Similar attack was launched that led to the death over nine men, women and children who were slaughtered like cows by Fulani herdsmen.
But in this instance over twenty- Nine persons were butchered like goats and rams after men of the Nigerian military were said to have lured the members of the local community to the local Primary school for their safety only for them to be left by the same Military that deceived them there for the Fulani’s to finally come for them at the Primary school where the Task Force is supposed to be domiciled but this time the whole Military men disappeared few minutes before the Fulani’s storm the Primary school prompting the people to again accuse the Military of preparing the people for slaughter by the Fulani Herdsmen.
According to spokesperson and President of the Irigwe Development Association Mr. Sunday Abdu and some of the Survivors of the Fulani Attack who spoke to Daily Watch team ‘’ What happened was total annihilation as innocent people were killed in cold blood after been deceived by men of the Nigerian Military to the Primary school for safety when information was received about the Fulani planed attack only for the whole Military men to disappear for the Fulani killers to wipe them out. How can you have personnel of the Federal Republic of Nigeria running away and leave the citizens to be slaughtered like rams? How and why? That is to tell you we either don’t have Security or the Military and the Fulani are cohorts in this series of massacre taking place in and around plateau state for sure”.
‘’While no single arrest is normally made when the herdsmen attack and kill our people the military are most time fast and quick to arrest and detain helpless natives when the Fulani’s have left on suspicion of possession of weapon despite picking handsets of the killers herdsman which would have helped them to trace the killers but which normally gets back to the killers”’.
Another Survivors Mr. Amos Samson and Mr. Denial Ham told Daily Watch that the attackers are known Fulanis who we have cohabited with them for a long time and well known to most of them when they come for these attacks but what normally shock them is the disappearance of the military few Minutes to when the Fulanis are to attack and most times after the Military would have ransacked their villages and communities searching for arms to seize so s for the Fulanis to have free sail through with their dastard act.
In their words ‘’The military seem to be working hand in hand with the herdsmen as most time the Military carry out raids and ransacked our communities for arms only for the Fulanis to storm some few Minutes after such arms search by the Military who would then disappear leaving the villagers to the mercy of their assailants, the Fulani Herdsmen’’
It would be recalled that these same allegations against the Nigeria Military was Prevalent across the North Central zone during the sitting of the Presidential Panel on Human right abuses by the Nigeria Military.