Suspected herdsmen kill 25 in Taraba


Suspected Fulani herdsmen have killed 25 people in Taraba State. The herders killed 25 residents of Jandeikyula village in Wukari local government area on Wednesday night.


Confirming the attack, the state Governor, Darius Ishaku, said he did not sleep on Wednesday night when he received news of the killings.

“As I am talking to you I didn’t sleep last night. At 1:00 a.m., I was woken up by a distress call on another herdsmen attack. Fortunately, yesterday, the military from Takum came in to help. They battled the attackers till on Thursday morning. In the morning, they counted 15 bodies, some injured ones are in the hospital in Sondi,” Ishaku said

Taraba state has witnessed a number of attacks from suspected herdsmen. Recall that last month, former Minister of Defence, T.Y Danjuma, had accused the military of colluding with the herdsmen to attack residents of the state.


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