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Reprisal Attack: Tension As 1000 TIV Farmers Invade Fulani Villages, Kill 73 Cows In Nasarawa

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January 29, 2018 – Tension As 1000 TIV Farmers Attack Fulani Villages, Kill 73 Cows In Nasarawa

73 cows were killed while 18 other cows were injured in an early morning attack on Yamadaga village, Kadarko community in Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa State by suspected cattle rustlers.

The cattle rustlers invaded Kadarko community around 4:00 am on Sunday, January 29 shooting into the air. They were reported to have kidnapped two persons, chasing other cows into the bush in the process.

The victims of the attack who were mostly herdsmen claimed that the masterminds of the attack were Tiv farmers and that it was a reprisal attack.

Ahmed Abdullahi one of the cow owners said the rustlers unleashed mayhem when the villagers were asleep.

“I was sleeping and then I heard bullet sound everywhere, I didn’t see anybody but they killed my 73 cows, some of them were dispersed into the bush and I haven’t seen two of my children,” he said.

A chief in the village, Ardo of Yamadaga, Husseini Adamu, said the attackers were numbering close to 1,000 and they struck welding various dangerous weapons.

“In the morning around 6:00 am, our children saw some Tiv people numbering up to 1,000 holding sophisticated weapons. They killed some cattle, went away with many.

“They even took motorcycles. Before I came, the place was already in chaos and we realised that at a spot they have killed 73 cows excluding the ones that they carted away with and also they went with two of our children,” he said.

Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Bello, confirmed the report of the attack to Channels Television. He said investigations are on to unravel the identity of the attackers.

[Channels Television]



  1. DB

    January 29, 2018 at 8:11 PM

    This is the trouble Buhari’s kinsmen have asked for. Now the bloodshed wont stop because there will be reprisals all the time. Na by force to allow cows for a place?

  2. J. B. Hunter

    January 30, 2018 at 6:10 AM

    TO ME, This isn‘t a reprisal attack by the Tivs to the fulanis.
    I call this “Hunting Spree“ because they went for the animals instead.
    Why did‘t they go for the herdsmen themselves? You can‘t kill a member of my family and I will come and kill your goat or chicken claiming revenge, No!

    A reprisal attack is when you kill just one member of my family or community and will come and completely eradicate the entire members of your family. Yes, That is reprisal attack.

    I take a stroll…

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