In yet another dawn raid, suspected Fulani herdsmen on Monday hacked down about 23 persons in Nkiedonwhro, a community in the Irigwe chiefdom of the Bassa Local Government of Plateau State.
The attackers had at the weekend killed six persons when they swooped on Tegbe Village in the Jebbu Miango area of the state, after a failed attack on another village called Nzoruvho.
The latest is about the third in a series of attacks in the local government since the state government imposed curfew there.
On Sunday, the state government said it believed that the attackers were hiding among the locals and valleys.
In the statement signed by its Director, Press and Public Affairs, Emmanuel Nanle, the Simon Lalong led government vowed to fish out the attackers.
Although there has been no official from the state government on the latest incident, a source told Morning Mail that Governor Lalong has already summoned an emergency security meeting.