Miango Community farmers within the Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State have call for help from the Nigerian governments to rescue them from the depraved acts of suspected herdsmen who’ve been terrorising them locally in recent times.
The suspected herdsmen were reported to have invaded a village referred to as Nche-Tahu, at Kpatenvie Miango in the neighborhood, where no less than 20 massive farms have been destroyed.
Fruiting crops have been additionally cut down with machetes and completely destroyed by the herders in the course of the attack.
It was gathered that the settlement of the herdsmen was in a distant very close to the farmlands, just about 1 kilometers away.
The spokesperson of the Miango Youth Development Association, Nuhu Bitrus Nga, mentioned the assault occurred on Sunday, 25th July, when the herders pursued farmers away from their farms.
The herdsmen, after sending the farmers away, made their cows to graze on the crops and thereafter destroyed the remaining uneaten crops.
According to a press release made on Tuesday, “Miango neighborhood has witnessed yet one more farmland destruction by suspected herdsmen. The destruction of crops resumed July 25, the place exactly 20 farmlands with fruiting maize have been reduced to nothing and levelled in a village referred to as Nche-Tahu, at Kpatenvie Miango, Bassa LGC of Plateau State.
“One of the farmers in person of Timothy Yakubu, whose six-hectare maize farmland was reduced to nothing amongst many others, wails as he was shocked and saddened by such depraved act. Yakubu, who spoke on behalf of the other farmers, alleged that the herders had at different times threatened and chased them out of their farms and even allowed cows to graze on the crops.
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“He additionally pleaded with the federal government to come back to their rescue as farming is the one supply of their livelihood and the destruction of his crops was an enormous loss having invested hundreds of thousands of naira.”
There had been stories of herdsmen assaults within the state which additionally resulted to 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 end to the assaults from the in action of herders within the state.