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Suspected Herdsmen Attack Heipang Village In Plateau, Kill 17



Suspected Herdsmen Attack Heipang Village In Plateau, Kill 17

Heipang village in Barkin Ladi local government area of Plateau State was attacked by herdsmen in the early hours of Thursday, August 10, 2023.

The attack, which took place at about 1:00 am, left 17 villagers dead.

A young family of Me Dung Mark, his wife, and children were among those killed in the attack. Mr John Mark Pam, a brother of the victims and the State Youth Leader of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the northern zone, said the attackers raided the village killing his brother,his family and others.

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The security agencies have yet to reach the village as of the time of filing this report.

This is the second attack on Heipang village in two months. In June 2023, two villagers were killed in a similar attack.

The spate of attacks on villages in Plateau state by herdsmen has intensified in recent months, despite the recent visit of the chief of army staff to the state. In his visit, the army chief charged his men to clamp down on the marauding herdsmen.


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