The Berom Youths Moulders-Association (BYM) has called for a ban on open grazing following the killing of two persons by armed herdsmen who invaded the BECO Comprehensive Secondary School Kwi, Plateau State at about 3pm on Monday 14th August 2023.

This was contained in a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of BYM, Rwang Tengwong on Tuesday 15th August 2023.

According to the statement, the group noted that they were saddened by the invasion of BECO Comprehensive School Kwi.

The statement also revealed that “…the incident happened when staff were holding a meeting to compile results of students for delivery on Friday, 18th August 2023 during ‘Speech and Prize Giving-Day’ in line with the school’s calender.”

They further noted that “According to local source that pleads anonymity, the bandits came into the school Compound with their cattles and interrupted the Staff meeting.

The source added that the staff had asked the Fulani to get their cows out of the school environment. But instead of complying, they brought out their arms and opened gunfire at the teachers.”

“This resulted to the dead of recently wedded couples, Rwang Danladi and wife, Mrs Sandra Rwang Danladi, who are the staff of the school while Mr Dalyop Emmanuel Ibrahim who is the Vice Principal of the institution sustained serious injury and is receiving medical treatment at the Jos University Teaching Hospital-JUTH”, they added.

According to the statement”The Berom Youth Moulder-Association, BYM under the leadership of Solomon Dalyop Mwantiri, Esq notes with concern how these Terrorists from Fass and Mahanga now move freely with arms and graze on farmlands, intimidating and killing locals at nearby Communities.”

They lamented that some communities such Fass and Mahanga as well as Guava have become enclaves of Terrorists, who carry out all sorts of coordinated attacks on villages and Communities in Barkin Ladi, Riyom, Bokkos, Mangu, Jos South and even beyond the state.”

They therefore called on the government of Plateau State to ban open grazing since grazing has become a ploy to continue unleashing havock on human lives and property.

They also called on security agents to, as a matter of urgency, raid the aforementioned settlement formed by way of forceful occupation after uprooting the aboriginals therefrom.

This according to them is necessary in order to get rid of both the terrorist and criminal elements that have firmly defied law and order.


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