Thursday, September 15, 2011

TSOHON FORON ATTACK 8/9/2011

1 Stefanos Foundation Exclusive l 8th September 2011 Attack on Tsohon Foron


Tsohon Foron community of Barakin-Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State, woke up

mourning again this morning as 9 people were found dead and one critical in one of their

homes. Report says men in soldiers’ uniform came in the company of some Fulani herdsmen

and attacked the house of Da Danjuma GyangTsok. It would later be 10 dead as the one

critical couldn’t survive his treatment.

An eye witness, who spoke to Stefanos Foundation, said at about 11:15pm he saw 9 soldiers

and 5 fulani men in the village. Being one of the vigilante on duty, he said he was kin to find

out their mission in the community, he said following the news of resent killings in other parts

of the area, the sight of Fulani men and soldiers in their community would normally raise

interest.

“I then moved close to interrogate them”. He said, “that distracted them from entering one of

the houses, not knowing that they had already attacked a house before coming to this

particular house.” He further explained to Stefanos Foundation that he escaped death narrowly

because one of the soldiers shot at him and followed him until he ran out of sight.

The sound of their gun shots attracted other vigilante members and they were chased out of

the village. When we returned, we discovered that they had already accomplished their

horrendous act, killing 9 from one house and left one lying between live and death. The later

was taken for treatment but couldn’t survive the injuries. . One of the victims is a woman and her three children, just arrived the

village to visit a relation that night.

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