Metro 200 Houses Burnt Down,45 Persons Killed,95 Injured by Gunmen Taraba



Gun men suspected to be Fulani herdsmen invaded Tiv settlements in Taraba state and no fewer than 45 people were killed, 95 injured and 200 houses burnt down in Gashaka, Bashiri, Panwen, Barimini, Sabongida Zaga and Suntai in Bali local government area of the state.

According to Leadership, Mr Sam Ngada, a resident of Bashiri village who recounted the incident to newsmen said that he armed men numbering over 120 invaded the villages at about 1:42am on Saturday after a heavy downpour and engaged in shooting and burning of houses. According to him, the invaders were identified to be Fulani herdsmen who had been terrorizing and killing innocent people in the southern part of the state.

"None of us knows what the Fulanis actually want. Three months ago, we all signed an agreement to put an end to all these killings, but we don’t know their reason for all these attacks and killings,” he said.

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