Armed Bandits Kill 5, injure many and Destroy Homes in Taraba, Nigeria

Taraba State Police Command said on Tuesday June 5, 2018 that five people were killed and scores injured following an attack by Armed Bandits suspected to be Fulani Herdsmen on Dan-Anacha and Dinya villages in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State.

According to Guardian, ASP David Missal, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, told newsmen that the suspected bandits had on Monday night June 4, 2018 carried out the dastardly act.

“The suspected armed bandits attacked the villages, burnt down some houses and killed five people in the process.

“We deployed our men to the area, but unfortunately most of the bandits fled before the arrival of the police.

“Our men, however, shot and killed one of the bandits who was trying to escape with valuable items,” he said.

Missal added that calmness had returned to the area as men of the force were on top of the situation.
Alhaji Yahuza Yaya’u , Chairman of the council, also confirmed the incident.
The chairman said he had held a security meeting with stakeholders in the area where he appealed to all to eschew violence and embrace peace.
Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State
Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku
Last week a Catholic Seminary was attacked in Jalingo the Taraba State Capital by Fulani Herdsmen. The attack on the seminary led to the shhotish of a Reverend Father with other members of the institution injured.

The Fulani Herdsmen attacked the seminary over the refusal of the Priest in charge to permit them to graze their cattle in the institution due to the destruction natyna of the Fulani Herdsmen and the reserved nature of the institution.

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