A search is on for two missing herders men, as 319 cows have been killed around Miango, Plateau State, the police have revealed in a statement.
In the statement, the State’s Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tyopev Terna, said the attack came a day after unidentified gunmen killed one Jummai Jah and Emmanuel Ishaya.
He added that their 7-month-old baby had survived and was receiving treatment at a hospital.
He said information received by the police also emphasised that Monday Audu of Rotsu village, also in Miango District, had been shot and matcheted to death.
“While the investigation into these crimes were ongoing, the Command on 30/04/2019 at about 07:30hrs received information that about 319 cattle were attacked and killed, 12 cattle were maimed while 11 cattle were rustled,” he said.
The statement further stated that two cattle rearers; Mubarak Yakubu and Shehu Saidu were missing and that the command had mobilised a search and rescue team to rescue them while efforts were on the way to track the attackers. .
Also, in Kuru, 29 cows were killed almost simultaneously with the 319 killed in Miango.
Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria In Plateau State said this was the fifth attack on herders since this year in Basa LGA.