Two teachers have been killed by herders who attacked BECO Comprehensive School in Kwi, Riyom local government area of Plateau State.
Vanguard reported that the incident occurred on Monday afternoon, August 14, after herdsmen who allegedly forced their way into the school premises for their cows to graze, were stopped by security men on duty. It was alleged that when teachers approached to plead with the herders to vacate the premises, they reportedly brought out guns, shot and killed them.
The publication reported that the Vice Principal and one other staff were seriously injured.
The School Principal, Mr. Dantoro Gyang who confirmed the incident, said it occurred at about 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 14, while the staff of the school were on routine meetings.
“While the security men interrogated them on why they grazed into the school premises, the staff came out of the meeting to see what was happening. We were trying to engage them on the need to vacate the school premises, two of them suddenly brought out guns, pulled the triggers, and instantly killed two of my teachers.
“The Vice-Principal (Administration), Mr. Dalyop Ibrahim, and one other person were shot in the abdomen. As I am talking to you now, one of those injured is presently receiving treatment at General Hospital Riyom, while the Vice Principal was taken to Jos University Teaching Hospital.”
President of the Berom Youth Moulders (BYM), Solomon Dalyop, lamented the incident and stressed that “until open grazing is banned, the herdsmen will continue to terrorize the people of the State and the Middle Belt as a whole.”