10 persons have been killed by unknown gunmen in Riyom local government area of Plateau State. 100 houses have also been burnt.
The gunmen reportedly stormed Gwon, Torok, Gwawereng and Gwarim all in Rim district of the Local Government Area early yesterday shooting sporadically and setting houses on fire.
A survivor who craved anonymity alleged that the attackers were Fulani herdsmen accompanied by some people in uniform.
Majority Leader of the Plateau State House of Assembly who is the member representing Riyom, Daniel Dem confirmed that 10 persons mostly women and children were burnt to ashes by the attackers. He described as sad, the constant killings of innocent people in his constituency.
“In most of the villages, attacks are carried out in the presence of men of the Special Task Force; why are they not going after the attackers?” he queried.
Another survivor from Gwon village by name Bot called for the withdrawal of the Special Task Force, saying they have done more harm to the people than protecting them.