Plateau villagers discover militants’ training camp

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Communities in Riyom and Barkin Ladi Local Governments of State have alleged that armed Fulani plan to launch fresh attacks on them.

They therefore, called on agencies to come to their rescue, saying they had discovered a training camp of gunmen behind a rocky hill in Rim near Riyom.

A villager told News Online that “The alarm has become necessary so as to attract agencies to come to our aid. The whole of Bachit district is serious risk of gunmen attack if nothing is done to surveillance in the areas.”

Also speaking, a of a vigilance group in Riyom, Dangyang Bulus said, “We discovered their plans because of the Fulani living with was invited to join them in their training camp. That deceived them by telling them he would go and prepare to join them later; but refused to go back to the camp.

“We have communicated what he told to the police and other security agencies in charge of these areas. But from all indication, they are afraid of going there. some of them even said we are raising false alarm.

“This gunmen can strike anytime and we don’t know where and when they will strike.

“If this planned attack is not prevented, we will the security agencies responsible for any loss of lives and because past attacks by the left scores of people ,” Bulus said.

A copy of a petition sent to State Police Commissioner by members of the Shonong community indicated that several villagers were recently killed while working on their farms.
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