Residents of Plateau State’s Mangu Local Government Area reported being attacked Wednesday morning as armed men continued to cause havoc despite the state government’s 24-hour curfew imposed on Tuesday.

The state governor, Caleb Mutfwang, enforced the curfew after tragic violence broke out in the local council on Tuesday.

The conflict, which largely included indigenous farmers and migrant herders, escalated at 09:30 a.m., when armed men “in their large numbers invaded the entire community,” according to Uba Shehu, a resident of Mangu Alle town.

Mr Shehu said Mangu Alle was not affected yesterday when the crisis engulfed other areas in the local council.

When contacted, Sunday Dankaka, the president of Mwaghavul Youth Movement (MYM) said: “Let’s talk later, we are under attack now.”

The Plateau governor’s spokesperson, Gyang Bere, told Newsmen that the government was working hard to stop the violence.

“The curfew is still there,” he said, noting the government is working with community leaders to “arrest” the deteriorating situation.


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