Abuja - Thousands of victims of the alleged
attacks by some herdsmen in Taraba State have petitioned Governor Darius Ishaku
to enhance security in the region.
This comes amid the onslaught by the cattle rearers.
The communities, under the auspices of Ndola of Gola Area
Development Association (NGADA), petitioned the premier through the
commissioner of Police, Shaba Alkali.
Coordinator of the communities, Rev. David Gadda, and
chairman, Joseph Nagombe, signed the document.
“We appeal for a police outpost in Maisuma in Gashaka Local
Government Area, also in Fali in Donga local government, Sunkuru and Badakoshi
in Kurmi, Tsokuwa Haruna in Sardauna and Sabongida Duna in Bali.”
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More than 40 people have reportedly been killed in several
villages of Gashaka as a result of an attacked carried out on the villages by
gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.
NGADA said the presence of police post would prevent the
herdsmen from having a “field day.”
The petitioners stressed the need for the government to
marshal out plans to discourage the herdsmen from gaining access to the
“The need for the area to be given a Development Area, like
Yangtu in Southern part of the state, can no longer be overemphasized.”
Over 6 000 persons from the communities are presently taking
refuge in Mayo-Selbe, Kungan, Garbabi and Baissa in the region.
Several persons numbering over 44, it would be recall were
recently feared dead council in the state.
- CAJ News