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BREAKING: A group of farmers in the United States has raised alarm over an increase in plateau-style attacks across the country. The attacks, which have killed over 30 people, have destroyed many farms.

BREAKING: A group of farmers in the United States has raised alarm over an increase in plateau-style attacks across the country. The attacks, which have killed over 30 people, have destroyed many farms.

The leadership of Plateau State Youth Council, Coalition of Plateau State Indigenous Youths and YOWICAN, has made a statement on the killings in the state.

The groups have said over 30 people were killed, while many others sustained various degrees of injuries in some communities in the past two weeks.

The Group also said several farms have been destroyed by the attackers.

They equally said that the motive of the attackers was largely to disrupt farming activities, economic livelihoods, displace population and grab lands in the affected communities.

Briefing journalists in Jos, the State Capital, Chairman of Plateau Youth Council, Comrade Lot Sunday Adas, said, “It has come to the notice of the above mentioned coalition that Fulani militias have resumed and are also planning coordinated attacks and killings in Mangu, Bokkos, Barkin Ladi, Riyom, Jos South and Bassa LGAs.

“These attacks are orchestrated largely to disrupt farming activities, economic livelihoods, displace population and grab lands in these communities.

“From April 15, 2023 to date, our people have been killed, properties worth millions of Naira destroyed, while others have been displaced from their ancestral homes.

The Group revealed that in Mangu LGA, Murish, Mai-tumbi and Jwak villages were attacked on the 15th and 16th of April, 2023, and 4 people were killed.

“A mining site in Mangor was attacked and five people were killed on the 12th April, 2023.

“Also, in Barkin Ladi LGA, NTV village, 2 people were ambushed and killed on the 17th April 2023. Rawuru, 1 person was ambushed and killed on the 22nd April, 2023. Tapo of Heipang, 4 people were killed on April 23rd, 2023. Heipang-Kwi road (Chit), two people were ambushed and killed on the 27th April, 2023.

“In Riyom LGA, in Wereng, it was a case of massive willful destruction of farmlands on the 22nd of April, 2023. In Kuru Station of Wereng, 2 people were killed on the 23rd April, 2023. In Rim-Bachi road, 3 people were ambushed and 2 fatally injured on the 23rd April, 20

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