Killing of 35 villagers in Plateau: We met the bridge burnt, we would have saved them – Military




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By Chijioke Kingsley

JOS – The Military Task code named Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), has said it navigated it’s way through villages to get to the Yelwa Zangam community where suspected Fulani herdsmen killed over 35 people night.


“The destroyed the bridge linking the town to the community making access to the area difficult for security agencies”, a statement issued by the spokesman of the Force, Major Ishaku Takwa said.
Recall that suspected Fulani herdsmen night attacked the community located behind University of killed over 35 people and burnt down houses.
The attackers also disabled the bridge leading to the community thereby preventing any access to help before launching attack.

However, narrating how the army got to the scene of the unfortunate incident, the media officer of the said troops mobilised to save the community were slowed down by the destruction of the bridge by the marauders. 
“Troops eventually got to the scene of the by navigating through other villages and met some houses already burnt and casualties recorded”, the military said.