Police Confirm Four Deaths In Reprisal Attacks Between Farmers, Fulanis

fulani_violenceIt was a Sallah of blood, destruction and tears in Barakuta village, Bosso local government area of Niger State as four persons were confirmed killed and several others injured in a reprisal attack between Fulanis and farmers.

Houses, four cars and 17 motorcycles were also torched during the violence, which erupted last Thursday when the Fulanis reportedly killed a Gbagyi man, who prevented them from raping a girl during the Eid-el-Fitri festivities.

In a revenge attack, the Gbagyis mobilized and killed some Fulanis, which led to the reprisal attack on the villagers.

Confirming the development on Saturday, the Niger State Police Command spokesman, Bala Elkana, said four people were killed while many houses and valuables were burnt down in the attack.

Mr. Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, disclosed that police and military joint forces have been deployed to the village to restore law and order.

He also called on the people of the community to remain calm and law abiding as security agencies were on top of the situation.