Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen on Saturday shot dead a 14 year old grand daughter to the Chiroman Tagai Monguna village in Bokkos Local Government Area, Plateau State.

Miss Rejoice Uhan Stephen, a JSS 2 student of Government Secondary School Monguna met her death when the gunmen stormed the royal home at about 7pm, shooting sporadically, eyewitnesses say.

The gunmen who had demanded for cash after invading the house and were given, reportedly began firing shots on their way out of the house.

In the process, they killed Miss Uhan in her room through three stray bullets from the parlour where they had her parents lying down, a family source said.

Her father, Mr. Stephen Ishaku was equally said to have been shot in the leg.

The attack on the house of the Chief, Da Ishaku Achul was said to be one of the series of supposed armed robbery attacks in the area by the same group.

It was however not known if the matter was reported to security authorities.

A similar case of attack by Fulani herdsmen recently in Butura Kampani village, Bokkos LGA has however led to the demobilization of the STF personnel drafted to maintain peace in the village, sources say.

The attack last week on an unnamed miner around Mandung village which left him badly injured was said to have been reported by the same perpetrators to the STF unit in the village as a result of self-defense after a failed attempt by the victim to rob one of them.

The victim was said to have boarded a commercial motorcycle operated by a Fulani man to the mining site located near Danbukur village.

On their way to the place, the bike man reportedly drove him into a group of armed herders who brutalized him to coma and conveyed him to the STF unit to lodge a complaint.

The STF Unit Commandant according to reports then directed the detention of the already wounded victim but the decision was reversed when the matter was reported to the Bokkos Division of the STF.

The Unit personnel were thus immediately demobilized and the perpetrators made to pay the victim's hospital bills, sources say.

The decision of the Bokkos OC followed an investigation which reportedly revealed an unprovoked attack by the Fulani herders.

Three similar incidences have been reported around the same village between January and March with no suspect arrested.

The situation has left the villagers in fear as they don't know when the herders would strike again especially as it is reported that many of them have threatened to wipe out the entire village should anyone speak against them.