Tuesday, 10 July 2012
THERE were strong indications, on Monday, that the group of terrorists that killed two lawmakers along with others on Sunday came from Niger Republic and Chad and was yet to be dislodged by security agencies. The group is said to still be hiding in the hills around Barkin-Ladi and Riyom local government areas of Plateau State.
Nigerian Tribune learnt that after the Fulani terrorists group from neighbouring Chad and Niger Republic encounter with the men of the Special Task Force on Saturday and the attack that led to the death of Senator Gyang Dantong and Honourable Gyang Fulani, the terrorists simply retired into the surrounding hills.
A cross section of people residing in the two troubled local government areas, who spoke with the Nigerian Tribune, said after the unfortunate incident that led to the death of the lawmakers on Sunday, sporadic gunshots were heard throughout the night, especially from Rahol Mashe hills where they launched the Sunday attack.
A source close to the security agencies in the state disclosed that no fewer than 300 Fulani mercenaries from Chad and Niger were currently hibernating in various hills around the two council areas and had sacked all the villages at the base
of the hills and taken over their houses.
The source further added that the STF had rolled out armoured vehicles to all the affected parts of the local government might launch an attack on the hideout of the mercenaries any moment from now….