Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen last night attacked Nghakudung village, near, Josho in Daffo District, Bokkos Local Government Area (LGA), Plateau State wounding five, sources say.

The gunmen who reportedly attacked houses at about 11pm, shooting sporadically, held hostage of the village for hours without security intervention.

As a result, the five gunned down, all women bled for hours before family members "braved the risks of moving in the thick of the night without security cover to convey them to Plateau Hospital in Jos where they are currently receiving treatment," a source said.

The attack which precedes President Mohammed Buhari's visit to Plateau State has sparked riots in Daffo town.

Police Public Relations Officer of Plateau State, Tyopev Terna could not confirm the incident as at the time of this report as he reported being busy at the airport ahead of President Buhari's visit.

Village Head of Daffo, Da Bitrus Dauda however expressed sadness over the renewed attacks which follow series of peace meetings in the aattack.

"President Buhari long expected," says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Plateau State yesterday faulted President Buhari's visit saying "Mr. President was long-expected to have visited the state to condole the people on all the daredevil attacks visited on very peaceful communities since the inauguration of the current administration."

In a Statement by its Publicity Secretary, John Akans, the party said "Plateau people are still mourning the killing of dozens of  peaceful and hospitable people of Irigwe people in Miango chiefdom of Bassa Local Government (and theattacks are continuing) and the murder and displacement of more communities in Riyom, Barkin Ladi as well as Bokkos Local Government Areas.

"While the President unveils the Road Map to peace, we remind him that as at the last count, over 44 villages were underforceful occupation by Fulani herdsmen in some LGAs in some parts of Plateau, and we have not seen any federal efforts to either recover them or reconstruct communities destroyed by the herdsmen."

It therefore demanded that the attention the President has paid to the displaced persons in the North East should be rightly extended to the displaced people of Plateau.

The party said "Any road map to peace (as Buhari is proposed to commission during his visit) that does not take cognisance of and commit to justice and equitable treatment of the Internally Displaced People of Plateau as well as uplifting of democracy will only be a roadmap that is short-sighted, empty and pretentious."