Rigwe nation has again been thrown into the state of grief, dolefulness and heartbrokeness following the unwarranted killing of four of her gallant, able and agile men by the Fulani Herdsmen on Sunday February 14,2021 at two villages of Kwall district, Bassa LGA of Plateau State.
Four of them from Rikwe-Chongu village were ambushed along Ri-Bakwa axis near Kpachudu and three killed instantly while one sustained gunshot injury. The other one from Zirshe (Ntireku) was ambushed and killed instantly.
The leadership of Irigwe Development Association (IDA) is saddened, dejected and crestfallen by this development as this callous act does not only portray sheer wickedness and devilishness but total inhumanity to human against the Rigwe people.
We therefore want to state in strongest terms that this has to stopped as our decision to be peace loving people should not be taken as an act of cowardice and pusillanimous.
In the same vein,we want to call with a high tone on the authorities saddled with the responsibility of protecting lives and property to step up efforts in ensuring that the needful is done in terms of apprehending the culprits and absolute justice served so as to put an end to all manners of destruction of lives and property within Rigwe nation.
We therefore want to use this same medium to commiserate with the immediate families and the entire nation over the loss of our brothers, may God comfort us all even as we pray for the repose of their souls. May the perpetrators experience unrest courtesy the disturbance by the innocent bloods spilled.
Though, the situation is grievous and onerous but we call on our people to continue to remain law-abiding as we are known for and also maintain ceaseless vigil, security consciousness and surveillance so as to forestall a reoccurrence of this dastardly act.
Names of four people killed;
1. 29 year-old Ezekiel Maja
2. 39 year-old Emmanuel Agaba
3. 26 year old Moses Daburu
4. 31 year old Kefas Bulus David42 year-old Bitrus Ezeh sustained gunshot injury and has been hospitalized at Enos Hospital, Miango.
Note;Several Houses and food grains worth millions of naira were burnt down at Zirshe village.
Rigwe Nation is our land and no amount of evil force can compel us to relinquish it to the enemies. We are known for resilience and so we shall remain till the end of age.
Signed; Davidson Malison, National Publicity Secretary, IDA (15/2/2021)
Pictures from the village attacked