3 Soldiers Murdered As Farmers, Herders Clash In Plateau
No less than three operatives of Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), a military task force in Plateau state, were killed while trying to restore calm between herders and farmers in the state on Saturday.
The commander of OPSH Major General Augustine Agundu who broke the sad news to pressmen in Jos yesterday, vowed to bring the killers of the personnel of the task force to justice.
“I have lost three men, they were killed in action as a result of this circle of violence that has resurfaced. The worst of it is that the proliferation of arms in Plateau is out of magnitude.
“I have locked down Barkin-ladi, this act will never repeat itself. We have made efforts to reconcile the Waring factions but they have remain adamant. My troops have resolved to end the on going hostilities in Ryiom, Barkin-Ladi and Bassa LGA’s.
“The message I am sending to all level of leadership is to get their youths to decorum and civility so that the ordinary man and woman in the community could live peacefully. We are determined to return Plateau to its slogan of Home of Peace and Tourism”, he said.
Herders and farmers in Barkin Ladi local government of Plateau state have been involved in violent conflicts leading to lost of many lives in recent past.