Plateau: 2 killed, 1,000 rendered homeless


Over 1,000 people have been rendered homeless in two villages in Riyom local government area of Plateau State following an invasion on Friday night by unknown assailants who torched their houses.

Two aged women were said to have been killed and about 30 houses burnt in the attack on Dakum and Jol villages.

The attack is believed to be a continuation of the hostilities between the Berom and Fulani which has resulted in an upsurge in attack and counter attacks in recent weeks.

Majority Leader in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Mr. Daniel Dem, who represents the area, described the killings and burning of houses as saddening and said the villages have been deserted as the people fled for safety.

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