At least 15 persons have been reported dead on Thursday night in Ancha, a village in Maingo, Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, following attack by armed men suspected to be Fulani Herdsmen.
Premium Times quoted a witness, Benjamin Aruku, who hails from the village as saying that the attackers are suspected to be Fulani Herdsmen.
Speaking on Friday morning, Aruku said: “We are suspecting Fulanis to have carried out the attack on our village (Ancha) because about a month ago, Fulanis living within this location accused our village (Ancha) of killing and beheading a Fulani boy.
“They invited police, some persons were arrested in connection with the killing of the said Fulani boy. We thought the issue was over but we were taken by surprise last night with this attack.”
The police spokesperson in Plateau state, Teryina Tyopev, could not confirm the incident but said he would contact the divisional police officer in charge of the area for information.