Plateau State Police Command has confirmed the killing of herdsmen by unknown gunmen who attacked the victims while grazing their cattle in the bush around Turu village of Jos South Local government.
The incidence according to the police took place Friday at about 1915 hours.
According to a statement by the police public relation, deputy superintendent of police DSP Terna Tyopev, “On the 14/09/2018 at about 1915hrs, Ezekiel Dalyop of Turu village in Kuru District of Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau State reported at the Kaduna Vom Police Division that three (3) herders entrusted with Seventy (70) of his cattle were missing.
“The Police swang into action immediately the complaint was incidental and was able to rescue one of the herders by name Bitrus Joseph 16 yrs unhurt. The Police team of detectives also recovered the seventy (70) missing cattle.
“Unfortunately, in the process of rustling the cattle, two of the herders; Meshack Dalyop 14yrs old and Pam Danjuma 10yrs old were killed and dumped in the bush at Dahool Bob in Kuru District. The corpses have been recovered and deposited at the Vom Christian Hospital.
“While we commiserate with the families that lost loved ones, we are urging owners of cattle to employ more matured herders who can take care of the herds and sense danger far ahead of them.
“The Command is intensifying efforts aimed at arresting the perpetrators of this dastardly act to face Justice”