By Oluwatosin Ajayi
Ibadan, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Six headers have been reportedly killed and seven others missing in Mongi and Langai communities in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State.
Malam Nura Abdullahi, the State Chairman of MACBAN, who confirmed the development, alleged that a Bauchi based local security group had on July 22 invaded the communities, and arrested some Fulani, took them to a bush and killed them.
The MACBAN chairman said 13 of his members were arrested and six corpses found in the bush while the remaining ones were nowhere to be found.
He said, “From Sunday, July 24 to Sunday, July 31, we have buried six people. Those killed were innocent. And four are still missing. Two of those killed were from Mongi and four were from Langai communities. One of those that was killed was a graduate. There was also a 65-year-old man who was killed.
“This is unacceptable. It is a dastardly act of the highest order. It is a jungle justice and we will not tolerate it. If they accused them of kidnapping, they should have been taken to court after arresting them. If they are found guilty of the offence, they should be sentenced.
“After they killed them, they stole their property and money. They took their motorcycles. We are calling on security agencies to take action. I have informed the GOC 3 Division on the matter.”
The spokesperson for Bauchi State Police Command, Ahmed Wakili, said the command was aware of the incident but it did not happen under its jurisdiction.
He said, “I don’t know much about it. I think it is the Plateau State command that has the jurisdiction to talk about it.
“We don’t know about the group they have accused. If they know the people that killed their members, let them Identify them for us. Because the corpses of the victims were deposited in Bauchi doesn’t mean they were killed in Bauchi.”