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By Godfrey Olukya 21-11-2012

Twelve Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria have been admitted to hospital after being shot and seriously injured by a group of notorious gunmen in Barakin Ladi Local Government Area of Plateau State.

The herdsmen were reportedly waylaid at Bisichi village.

‘The gunmen opened fire on them, killing 12 cows while 12 of them were also hit by the bullets.’ said special task force information officer, Captain Salisu Mustapha.’The affected people were migrant Fulani herdsmen moving with their cows from Barakin Ladi local government area to Songa council area of Kaduna State.’ he added.

Security organizations have started hunting for the gunmen who fled immediately after shooting at the Fulani people and their cows. The motive of the shooting has not yet been established.

The local leaders in the area convened a meeting where it was it was resolved that the owners of the cows should be compensated. It was also agreed that an assessment of the loss be made to make perpetrators pay compensation when apprehended.

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