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Villagers killed as herdsmen terrorise Taraba

15 April 2014, 17:20

Abuja - At least ten people have been killed after Fulani herdsman reportedly dressed in army uniform attacked a village in Taraba State.

The attack in Nwokyo village of Wukari Local Government Council, which was ongoing at the time of publication, has also led to massive destruction of property including the only Millennium Development Goals (MDG) project in the village as well as worship centres.

Witnesses reported scores had been injured.

"The herdsmen who were dressed in military uniforms caught the villagers unaware. Some were burnt beyond recognitions in their houses," said a villager. It is believed some people were burnt with the MDG hospital.

State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Joseph Kwaji, confirmed the disturbances.

"It had been confirmed that there is crisis there but as of now, we do not have full information on the numbers of casualties and the numbers wounded," Kwaji added that security personnel had been drafted to the

"As I am talking to you now, we have already drafted our men to the area."

Fulani herdsmen have over time clashed with villagers mostly over land

- CAJ News


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