Residents of Farinkasa Kerana and Sabon Gari communities in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State were, yesterday night thrown into mourning following fresh attacks by gunmen, which left 12 persons dead.
This came as Governor Caleb Mutfwang imposed a 24-hour curfew on the Mangu council following recent attacks that led to the loss of lives and property.
Meanwhile, kinsmen of Governor Mutfwang under the aegis of the Mwaghavul Development Association, have renewed calls on the Federal Government to declare the Miyeti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, as a terrorist organisation.
A resident, Mathew Habila, who confirmed the killings in Jos, yesterday, said the victims were killed in their houses Saturday night
He lamented that the gunmen also set many houses on fire, leaving the two communities deserted.
Habila said: “We have our people killed again in another attack last night. This time, 12 people were killed with several others injured and many houses were burnt by Fulani militia at Farinkasa Kerana and Sabon Gari communities in Mangu districts of Mangu council.”
The governor, in consultation with the State Security Council, imposed a curfew on the entire council to restore law and order.
A statement by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Gyang Bere, said: “Consequently, movements within the council have been banned until further notice except for security personnel and persons on essential duties.
“Security agencies have, therefore, been directed to ensure total enforcement of the curfew.
“Meanwhile, the governor has assured the people that the government is working round-the-clock to restore peace and security in the state.”