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Cattle rustling: 3 killed, 4 injured in Plateau Village


Agabus Pwanagba, Jos

Cattle rustling in Plateau State has continued unabated as three people were killed, while four others were seriously injured following an attack by gunmen in an attempt to rustle cows in Nwore and Yokdara villages of Langtang North Local Government Area of the State.

A resident of the village Nanpon Miri told African Examiner that, “The incidence took place on Friday morning when gunmen suspected to be armed Fulani militia stormed the village and stole over 100 cows grazing in the field.

He said, “When the news got to villagers, some of the villagers mobilized and gave the cow thieves hot chase to recover the stolen cows. In the process, the criminals’ gunned down two of the villagers; they shot four others, abandoned the cows and disappeared into the bush.

Miri gave the names of those killed as Tanden Nandang and Kahfa Timbong who is a final year student, Business education Department of Federal College of Education, Pankshin in Plateau State.

The source said the incident has been reported to the security agencies.

African Examiner gathered that the rustlers also killed one Yakubu Changtim in Yokdara village of Langtang North, who was trying to escape from the rustlers’ gunshots.

The Plateau State Police Command said they are yet to be briefed of the incident by the Langtang Division of the Command as at the time of filling this report.

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