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13 killed in Taraba herdsmen reprisal attack

By John Mkom, Jalingo

No fewer than 13 persons may have been killed as herdsmen and farmers clashed in Taraba State even as farmers in about three local government areas were chased  out of their villages and are currently taking refuge in Dan-Anacha market in Gasol local government area of  the state.

The crisis was ignited when two herdsmen were reportedly killed, last Tuesday, by armed robbers along Kyaior-Gyo Road.

Sunday Vanguard gathered that when the report of the killing of the herdsmen reached town, some gunmen rushed to the area, attacked and chased out farmers at Kyaaior, Gindin Kerenya and Tse Gyo villages, leaving not less than 13 people killed, five injured and property worth millions of naira destroyed.

A woman abducted by the herdsmen revealed that her abductors were armed with sophisticated weapons.

Mrs Mngueshima Nyibiam said the herdsmen used her to get information about the villages.

The chief of Tiv people of Bali local government, David Gbaa, disclosed that  his people ran to take refuge at Dan-Anacha during the attack.

Gbaa also confirmed that the attackers were still operating as of the time of filing this report at Bornu Kurkuru of Bali local government area.

 


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