Fulani Herdsmen Invade Taraba Village, Kill 20

At least 20 persons have been feared dead and scores of others injured when Fulani herdsmen allegedly invaded Tunari village in Wukari Local Government of Taraba State yesterday.

The attackers were said to have stormed the village at 10 am and set houses ablaze while most residents were in church.

President of the Youth of Vision, Wukari, Mr Tsa-asen L. Agbu, who spoke to Vanguard on the issue, said the invaders, who were over three hundred, attacked mainly the Jukun Christians, a situation which he said has compelled a lot of persons to relocate from the area.

“They are burning down houses and killing our Jukun Christian brothers. They slaughtered children and women like rams. As I am talking to you right now, over twenty people have been killed, with several others sustaining various degrees of injuries while several houses have been burnt.”

A pastor of one of the churches said that the death toll was “more than twenty” and that most of the victims were women and children who according to him “were attacked on their way to their various churches.

The Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) Joseph Kwaji, who confirmed the incident was however unable to provide the casualty figure saying authentic figures were yet to be made available to the command.

“Tunari village in Wukari Local Government was attacked this morning by the Fulani people, but our men have been drafted there to restore peace,” Kwaji said.

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