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Fulani herdsmen kill, displace scores in Taraba

12 April 2016, 18:45

Taraba - Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have reportedly killed more than 40 people in some communities in Taraba State.

More than 100 people have been displaced and five injured.

The attacks have occurred in Angai, Domi, Fali and Maisuma communities in Gashaka Local Government Area.

It was established the attack started after a woman resisted sexual advances by armed bandits.

Sylvanus Giwa, Special Adviser to the State Governor on Media, confirmed the skirmishes.

Also read: Fulani herdsmen attack Falae again, kill security guard

“Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku has directed the police to leave no stone unturned in getting those responsible for the attack," said Giwa.

"They are bent on making the state ungovernable,” Giwa added.

Giwa noted the governor was disturbed by the attack and relevant measures that would assist in bringing to the sponsors to book.

State Police Public Relations Officer, Joseph Kwaji, could not ascertain the numbers of persons killed but said herdsmen was responsible for the attack.

“It is true there was an attack there by the herdsmen, but for now, I don't have the full further details of the crisis," Kwaji said.

According to locals in the area eight people were killed in Domi, 20 were killed in Angai, nine were killed in Maisuma and seven killed in Fali.

Taraba State has witnessed several civil disturbances occasioned by attacks on farmers by Fulani herders.

Many families have fled their homes.

- CAJ News


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