The Nigerian Army has said that a total number of 25 death have been recorded as Fulani herdsmen and farmers clash in Plateau state.
on y discovered dead bodies in a village in Plateau State.
The army said Wednesday that the 3 Division Garrison in Plateau discovered 23 bodies in a village.
The army said two soldiers from the division were also killed in the state.
There have been several cases of mass killings in the state due to clashes between herdsmen and local communities.
The spokesperson of the army, Texas Chukwu, said in a statement issued on Wednesday night, “While conducting the search, troops discovered 23 dead bodies at Mararaba Dare shortly before Rafiki Village.”
Mr. Chukwu, a brigadier general, said the troops responded to a distress call about a clash between Miango community and herdsmen at Rafiki village.
The two soldiers were killed by herdsmen who opened fire on the troops’ convoy, Mr. Chukwu said. He said two other soldiers wounded in the attack have been taken to a military hospital.
The army said seven suspects have been arrested and weapons, including one AK 47 assault rifle, recovered from the incident.
The killings in Plateau state have continued, despite the curfew imposed on some communities by the state government.
President Muhammadu Buhari had visited the state recently to assess the situation and personally condole with communities ravaged by incessant killings.