Fresh attacks in Taraba, four dead, several houses razed

Suspected herdsmen yesterday morning, May 11th, launched fresh attack in Dinya village in Gassol Local Government Council of the state killing at least four people and razing 30 houses. Confirming the attack, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer ASP Joseph Kwaji said several ammunitions were recovered from the herdsmen.
“The police, on arrival at the scene of the attack, recovered 13 empty shells of AK47 rifle, four cartridges and an assault rifle,” he said.
Also confirming the incident, the Ward Head of Danacha, Gassol LG Council Daniel Mbaterem said the gunmen stormed the village at about 8:00 a.m. and began killing the villagers and burning houses.

Only recently, the people of  Jukun, Tiv and Fulani communities in the state signed a peace deal to end hostilities in the state. A detachment of the police and army have been drafted to the area and police says investigation was ongoing.

In a related development, Muslim and Christian youths in Kachia town in Kachia LGA of Kaduna state yesterday May 11 engaged themselves in a fracas leading to churches and mosques being razed. Police Public Rela­tions Officer in Kaduna state Aminu Lawal confirmed the incident and said no life was lost in the incident. A 24 hour curfew has being placed in the area.

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