Herdsmen Attack Tiv Community, Killed 20 In Taraba


Fulani herdsmen in the early hours of today attacked Tor-Damisa community in Donga local government of Taraba killing over 20 people.

The incident was confirmed by Chief Uma Ugondo, the Village Head of Tor-Damisa, who told newsmen on phone that they were still recovering bodies of those killed.

Ugondo explaned that there was a little misunderstanding between Fulani hearders with Tiv farmers, herder.
He said that he made frantic efforts with the Fulani leaders to restore normalcy, to no avail.

“We had an issue with fulani herders but we reached a truce and they had assured us of peace.
” I am taken a back as we wake up this morning to witness a massive attack on our community as over 15 villages had been razed down and many feared dead.
” As am talking we are yet to recover all bodies of those killed but more than 20 corpes have been recovered.
” We are in a situation of despair as we would not know weather the attack will continue, so am calling on the state to provide security and as well intervene with relied materials for thousands that have been rendered homeless.

At the time of filing this report, the police public related officer is yet to confirm the incident.

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