Suspected Herders Attack School In Plateau, Kill Newly-Wed

The school was holding a staff meeting when the herders invaded the institution.

Plateau is the twelfth-largest state in Nigeria.
A map of Plateau State in North Central Nigeria


A newly-wed couple has been killed and another injured when suspected grazing herders attacked BECO Comprehensive Secondary School in Kwi, Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The incident happened on Monday with the couple, who married in March, said to be teachers in the school while the injured is the vice principal who survived with gunshot wounds.

While narrating the incident to Channels Television, the school principal Dandoro Gyang explained that the staff of the school was holding a meeting within the premises when some of the suspected herders invaded the institution with their cattle and started shooting.

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He said the shooting made everyone scamper to safety. In the ensuing pandemonium, one of the teachers died on the spot, another in a hospital while Vice Principal Dalyop Emmanuel Ibrahim survived with gunshot injuries.

The survivor after receiving first aid attention in Kwi was taken to Plateau Specialist Hospital where he was referred to the Jos University Teaching Hospital for lack of space.

Following the latest attack on the school, the President of Berom Youth Moulders Solomon Dalyop is calling on the government to ban open grazing in the state.

According to him, this is because it has become a ploy to unleash havoc on lives and properties in the state.