Over 14 persons were feared dead in two separate attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Jos South and Bassa Local Government Areas of Plateau State on Sunday.
The killings came at the time when the governor of the state, Simon Lalong, was in Beijing, China, with President Muhammadu Buhari for the 7th Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.
The latest killings came barely 24 hours after the alarm raised by the Executive Director of Stephanos Foundation, a civil rights’ organisation, Mark Lipdo, of fresh plots by the herdsmen to attack some villages in the State.
It was learned that in one of the attacks which took place at a community called Rati around Du village, close to Dogo Nahawa, the herdsmen came on motorbikes and shot indiscriminately at the villagers killing twelve persons on the spot.
During the second incident, the assailants were said to have laid an ambush on their victims in Adu village in Kwall District, Bassa LGA around 11pm and shot at their targets.
While one was killed on the spot, the second victim was said to have died on Monday morning in the hospital.