Plateau Farmers Cry Out Over Destruction Of Crops By Herdsmen

Farmers in Miango Community within the Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State have cried out to the state and federal governments to rescue them from the depraved acts of suspected Fulani herdsmen who’ve been terrorising them in the neighborhood.

The suspected Fulani herdsmen reportedly invaded a village referred to as Nche-Tahu, at Kpatenvie Miango in the neighborhood, the place at the very least 20 massive farmlands had been destroyed.

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Fruiting crops had been additionally minimize with machetes and completely decreased to nothing by the herdsmen through the assault.

SaharaReporters gathered that the settlement of the Fulani herdsmen was lower than a kilometer to the farmlands.

Nuhu Bitrus Nga, the spokesperson of the Miango Youth Development Association, mentioned the assault occurred on Sunday, July 25, when the herdsmen chased farmers away from their numerous farms.

They thereafter allowed their cows to graze on the crops and destroyed the left-overs.

An announcement made obtainable to Sahara Reporters on Tuesday reads, “Miango community has experienced yet another farm destruction by suspected Fulani herdsmen. The destruction of crops resumed July 25, where precisely 20 farmlands with fruiting maize were cut and levelled in a village called Nche-Tahu, at Kpatenvie Miango, Bassa LGC of Plateau State.

“Timothy Yakubu, whose six-hectare maize farm was destroyed among many others, wails as he was shocked and saddened by such wicked act. Yakubu, who spoke on behalf of the farmers, alleged that Fulani herdsmen had on many occasions threatened and chased them away and even allowed cows to graze on the crops.

“He also pleaded with the government to come to their rescue as farming is the only source of their livelihood and the destruction of his crops was a huge loss having invested millions of naira.”

Recall that SaharaReporters had beforehand reported totally different incidents of Fulani herdsmen assaults within the state which additionally resulted within the destruction of property and different valuables.

Meanwhile, the neighborhood has urged the federal government to take accountability by coming to their support to place an finish to the assaults from the herdsmen within the state.

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Plateau Farmers Cry Out Over Destruction Of Crops By Herdsmen

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