Thursday, 3 May 2012


Five women who escorted a bride to her matrimonial home were among those who were killed by gunmen since the insurgence of Fulani herdsmen against the Berom tribe began about two weeks ago.

This is even as Berom Youth Movement appealed to the Federal Government to take urgent steps to halt the gradual but steady elimination of Berom women, children and men by Fulani militant group. The group put the death toll at over 20.

Information gathered revealed that at Gwa-Rim village of Riyom district, six women had escorted the bride to her matrimonial home on Tuesday to arrange her wares in her new home.........

Just as they were carrying out the arrangement, one of them left the room to answer the call of nature when she began to hear the sound of gunshots. Thereafter she saw some men with the guns going into the house. The gunmen killed other women arranging the bridal wares in the house.

As at the time of filing this report, the whereabouts of the bride could not be ascertained. Reacting to the attack, the National President of the Berom Youth Movement, Mr. Francis Jamang, said: “Our peaceful and accommodating nature should not be seen as cowardice as no one person has the monopoly of aggression. Therefore, we shall resist any attempt by disgruntled elements that terrorize us.”

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