Fulani Herders Kill Several Villagers, Sack Taraba Community

Fulani Herders

No fewer than seven persons have been confirmed killed and many injured by suspected herders, who sacked Nega Village in Lau local Council of Taraba State.

The herders, according to a witness, stormed the community on Tuesday night shooting sporadically.

Residents told Akelicious that several persons, who narrowly escaped death, left with gunshot wounds, just as an unaccounted number were still missing at the time of filing in the report.

Our source, who also claimed to have narrowly escaped, said: “The gunmen stormed the village about 9.00 pm on Tuesday and started shooting sporadically at the villagers, killing seven, while seven others were said to have escaped with injuries.”

While the remains of the deceased were yet to be buried at press time, the injured were reportedly receiving medication in undisclosed health facilities.

Akelicious gathered that security men had been mobilised to the area to maintain peace.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abdullahi Usman, said the incident happened in a village near Adamawa.

A community leader said: “Though we are sharing a common boundary with Adamawa, the incident occurred in Taraba and all the people that were killed and injured are from Taraba.”

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