BLOOD BATH: Six Killed As Fulani Herdsmen Unleash Mayhem On Taraba Villages3 min read
BLOOD BATH: Six Killed As Fulani Herdsmen Unleash Mayhem On Taraba Villages.
No fewer than six persons have been reportedly killed and scores injured following attacks on Utsua Daa and Baafada villages around Gazabu and Takalafia communities in Bali Local Government Area of Taraba State.
A relative of one of the persons killed in the attacks, Mr. Tyokua Ayoo told our correspondent on the phone that gunmen suspected to be herdsmen attacked the communities on Thursday afternoon.
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Ayoo said many people were on the farm when the attack happened and they fled to Bali town without returning to their homes for fear of being killed.
“The attack on Utsua Daa Village in Takalafia Ward happened around 10am and two persons were killed, while that of Baafada in Gazabu and Mambilla Road happened around 2pm claiming the lives of four persons.
“One person is missing and several people were injured and houses set ablaze.
“Some of those injured are receiving treatment at Santa Maria Catholic hospital in Bali,“ he said.
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When contacted, Taraba State Police Command’s Spokesman, ASP. David Misal said he was yet to receive a report about the attack.
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Operatives of the Zamfara State Police Command have arrested five notorious suspects involved in banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling, and illegal possession of firearms.
They were paraded by the Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara, Shehu Mohammed, on Friday at the Police Headquarters in Gusau, the state capital.
He explained that the arrest of the suspects was a result of the collaboration between the police and the state leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN).
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Mohammed stated that the command would continue to work with any group or persons willing to work for the peace of Zamfara and the north-west region.
He assured the people of Zamfara that the command was working hard to ensure the state was free from all criminal activities.
It was gathered that those arrested were said to have been terrorising various communities in Zamfara, Kaduna, Katsina States in the North West, and Niger State in the north-central part of the country.
Items recovered from the suspects included four AK-49 riffles, nine magazines, 960 live ammunition, and assorted charms.
The suspects were arrested through the efforts of the Federal Intelligence Investigation Bureau and Special Tactical Squad deployed by the Inspector General of Police to rid Zamfara and the north-west region of crime.
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They were alleged to have kidnapped the younger brother of one Dr Dauda Lawal and confessed that they collected N20 million ransom, as well as received N10 million ransom for the abduction of the daughter of one Engineer Yahaya Maradun.
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