August 18, (THEWILL) – Five people have been reportedly killed in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State.
THEWILL gathered that the victims were killed when gunmen attacked Chando-Zrrechi (Tafi-Gana) village on Tuesday night.
The National President of the Irigwe Development Association, Ezekiel Bini, who confirmed the killings said, “Yes, the killing of the five persons is true and we are on our way to meet the Governor over the continued killings in our communities in Bassa
“Our people were attacked last night (Tuesday) at Chando-Zrrechi and five people were killed. They were in their homes when the gunmen came and killed them despite the curfew imposed by the state government.
“Their corpses have just been deposited at the mortuary. Aside from the five people that were killed last night, four other villagers were also captured on Sunday and since then, we have not seen them.”
The Irigwe Development Association, in a Press Statement issued on Wednesday by its Secretary General, Danjuma Auta Dicson, lamented the failure of the Federal Government to protect them against their attackers.
The statement reads: “As the Irigwe nation has continue to receive attack from left right and centre over the unfortunate incidence of the Rukuba road attack on innocent commuters, which the Irigwe nation knows nothing about, and we have continue to distance ourselves from the ungodly act as peace loving citizens yet, last night 17th August 2021, one of our village, Chando-Zrrechi (Tafi-Gana) was attacked last night by Fulani Herdsmen.
“Five people confirmed dead so far at Tafi Gana village of Miango District Irigwe Chiefdom. This is apart from another son of Irigwe killed at Dong village in the evening of 16th August 2021.
“As it is, Nigeria has remained silent as if nothing is happening, we’re calling on the authorities to put a stop. If nothing is done to avert this ugly trend Irigwe people will be wiped out.”