Irigwe Spokesman Alleges Resumption of Killings in Plateau State

Yakubu Busari , Jos

Gov Lalong


The President of Irigwe association, Ayuba Chinge has raised the alarm that killing of his people by men suspected herdsmen has suddenly resumed in the last two weeks .

He said at a media parley in Jos,“At least no fewer than four Irigwe persons have been waylaid and killed in the last week by the herdsman. They include, Mr Tana of Geh village, Emmanuel Gado, aged 33, an Irigwe youth and resident of Gidan Ado village in Ganawuri Chiefdom. On Sunday, April 14, at about 8 p.m two Irigwe youths, namely, Mr Raphael Ezra and Daddy Riti was killed while returning home at a village called Kangboro.”

Chinge expressed worried over the resumption of killings of his people by an unknown persons believe to be herders while embarking on their peaceful conduct.

“I wish to use this medium to call on our people to be vigilant as our attackers seems to be changing tactics as their new way of killing now is to ambush our people”, he explained.

He lamented that the rate of killing and destruction of lives and properties had left the land more devastated and in confusion under the present regime.

Efforts to speak to the police public relations officer, proved abortive as his phone was not going through.