Militias destroy over 10 large maize farms, says Plateau lawmaker


Member representing Riyom Constituency in the Plateau State House of Assembly, Timothy Dantong has raised the alarm over the massive destruction of large hectares of maize farmlands by militias in Jyol and Kwii villages of Riyom Local Government area of Plateau state.

Dantong, however, said the militias destroyed over 10 large  maize farm lands in the two agrarian villages of Riyom over a possible reprisal attack.

He said farm crops destroyed between last year and this year’s farming season were worth billions of naira by people he described as land grabbers.

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Dantong stated this yesterday while speaking with some reporters in his office over the ongoing farm destructions stating that the development potent danger for the rural communities in his constituency.

He said: “As you all know, my constituency is 80% percent farmers who depends largely on farming as their means of survival.

“Of recent we have had a situation where Fulani militias would go to farm lands and cut down the crops. And we know that is just one agenda, there is an effort by these militias to take over the land of the natives.’’

The Plateau State Police Command through the Public Relations Officer ASP Gabriel Ubah confirmed the development stating that investigations are still ongoing to bring the papetrators to book.

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