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Gunmen, suspected to be herdsmen, on Thursday, killed 12 persons and injured one at Kulben village of Kombun District of Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau.

DSP Terna Tyopev, Plateau Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) said that the incident occured in the early hours of Thursday.

“In the early hours of today, we received a distress call that gunmen, suspected to be herdsmen attacked Kulben community of Kombun District of Mangu. As a result, 12 persons lost their lives and one severely injured. Immediately we received the information, the commissioner in charge of the command, Mr Isaac Akinmoyede, directed the DCP in charge of Operations, Mr Aliyu Tafida to mobilise to the scene.

Photos of youths butchered by suspected herdsmen in Plateau State

As I speak, our team of detectives and other officers are in the scene of the crime to prevent further attacks,” he said.

The victims were buried this evening amidst tears. A member of the community posted the photos describing the killing as “disheartening and painful”

“Black Wednesday at Kulben of Kombun district…. God!!!!
Tears rolling on our eyes as Fulani herdsmen attacked and butchered gallant Mwaghavul youth…, It is disheartening, so painful…. God come to our aid”


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  1. John Ali

    January 10, 2020 at 2:15 pm

    May the soul of the departed ones continue to rest in perfect peace with Lord Amen, Lord ur children are died everyday by day come to my ur aid,Not peace for the wicked witch o Earth.

  2. JAMES N N

    January 11, 2020 at 1:31 am


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