Saturday, 23 September 2017

Just In: Fulani Herdsmen Have Killed Over 105 Irigwe People in Plateau State Since 2001, Royal Father Discloses To PYC

By: Valentine Adese,
The Brra Nggwe Irigwe, HRH Rev. Ronku Aka (rtd) in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau state, has disclosed that over 105 people from his kingdom have been killed by Fulani Headsmen since 2001. 

The Royal Father, made this disclosure during a condolence visit of the Plateau Youth Council (PYC) to his palace today over the much reported Ancha killings.

PYC was led by its Chairman, Dr,Fabong  Jemchang Yildam.
HRH Rev. Ronku Aka
The Royal Father, who thanked the Youth Council for identifying with them in their moment of grief, also expressed hope and optimistic that the future of Plateau state would be more secured under the leadership of Dr. Fabong Jemchang, with the steps he is taking. 

The District head of Miango, His Highness, Daniel Chaga, also thanked PYC for identifying with them at their moment of grief, saying that he is so happy with the support shown. 

He however advised that, “ Ancha killings should not be regarded as an issue of Bassa or Irigwe alone but, it should be seen and regarded as a Plateau problem.”

The District Head of Miango also disclosed that some Fulani herdsmen are still grazing and destroying valuable crops in their communities despite the community raising concern to relevant security agencies.

In line with the Royal Fathers, the President of the Irigwe Youth Movement (IYM), Mr. Chinge Dodo, thanked the leadership of the PYC also, for identifying with them in their moment of grief.

On his part, while expressing his condolence on behalf of the Council and the youths of the state, the Chairman of PYC, Dr. Fabong Jemchang Yildam, expressed shock saying, “PYC  is greatly troubled because, Bassa LGA and the people of Maingo are renowned peaceful people.”

According to him, He said the PYC has met with the Security Council in finding a lasting solution to the problem. 

Jemchang added that, “PYC will petition the federal government over the killings on the Plateau, several security reports have emerge indicting people but nothing has been done about it.”




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