The Plateau State Police Command says it is yet to receive reports of the alleged beheading of six Fulani herdsmen in Bassa LGA.

In a telephone interview with this platform, the Police Public Relations Officer, Plateau State Command, Mathias Terna said "if they have reported that, maybe they did so at the Divisional Headquarters and the Division has not reported it to us."

He assured that the Police is working in synergy with the STF in the state to identify the remote and immediate causes of the conflict.

He said, "Give us time to do a thorough job.

"It is not a gun shot affair so it is not something that will end in a day.

"The STF was established by Mr. President and we are working in synergy, sharing information to investigate and identify the remote and immediate causes of this problem."

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), Plateau State through its Chairman, Nura Muhammad Abdullahi had called for the investigation of the crisis in Bassa.

In a statement purportedly signed by the MACBAN chairman, raised alarm on the killing and beheading of six Fulani cattle rearers on Sunday October 15, 2017 by the "Irigwe militia in Kuri village of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau state", prior to Monday's school shooting of 27 in the locality.

The incident according to the statement occurred at about 3pm when the Fulani, while grazing their cattle at kuri village in Bassa LGA were attacked, slaughtered, beheaded and their heads carted away with.

In addition, the statement says a total of forty sheep nine cows were killed and a total of two hundred and thirty two cattle belonging to the families of the deceased persons were rustled.

The statement claimed the incident was immediately reported to the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Bassa Local Government Area and Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), Sector 6, who visited the scene and confirmed the dead and burial.

The claims have however been challenged by many analysts for lack of substance given that no news medium was invited to cover the attack, and the incident was not made known until the killing of 27 natives in a class room made headlines in various news media.