Armed Militants Attack 3 Fulani Villages, Kill 15 Over Stolen Cows

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Sunday January 7, 2018 – Stolen Cows: Armed Fulani Militants Attack 3 Fulani Villages In Taraba, Kill 15

Taraba Police Command on Saturday confirmed the burial of four persons in Jalingo following a dawn attack by an armed militia on three Fulani communities in Lau Local Government Area of the state.

But a resident of one of the affected communities said 15 people were buried at Jalingo cemetery.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP David Misal, said those that carried out the attacks were yet be identified, adding that no arrest has been made.

The spokesman called for calm and assured residents that security agencies were investigating the incident with a view to arresting and prosecuting the culprits.

NAN gathered that the attack was launched at about 6 a.m on Jan. 6.

The villages attacked by the suspected militia were Babagasa, Donadda and Katibu, which shared common boundary with Adamawa.

A resident of Katibu, Mallam Bello Isa, who narrowly escaped the attack, told NAN that many people in his village were killed and houses set ablaze.

Isa explained that so far bodies of 15 persons killed in the attacks were recovered and buried at about 10 a.m at the Jalingo Cemetery.

He said many people including women and children were still missing, adding that security agents are yet to be ddeployed to the area.

“The armed militia whom we identified as Bachama and Nyandang, came to our village at about 6 a.m today and said their cows were stolen, and before we could reply them, they started shooting and setting our houses ablaze.

“We are residents of the area and have no any misunderstanding with our neighbours who are Nyandang but we are Fulani by tribe but not herders, yet we came under attacks for no offence,” Isa said.

A resident of Donada village, Malam Kallamu Mohammed, who also escaped with gun shots, said they were surrounded by the militia whom they also suspected to be Bachama and Nyandang, early Saturday morning.

According to him, the militia who were well armed stormed the area on motor cycles and started shooting and setting their houses ablaze while others looted their properties.

6 thoughts on “Armed Militants Attack 3 Fulani Villages, Kill 15 Over Stolen Cows

  1. I KEEP ASKING, How can only one tribe just one tribe called fulani make a country as big as Nigeria unsafe for everyone?

    In my opinion, all we need to deal with this disturbing menace in our midst is not even the FG but Unity.

    If the whole tribes in Nigeria will declear the fulani tribe terrorists tribe, and come against them from all angles, we would have long dealt with this prevailing madness.

    But the problem is when the fulani are attacking let me take for instance the Mumuye people in Taraba state, then the Wurkums or the Jenjo people will distance themselves from it.
    Surprise enough, at the end of the day, when the perpetrators are done with the first tribe they take the fight to the next tribe.

    You see? But if we can just unite together and give them a massive attacks, fulani must bow no matter the govt backing. The govt cannot fight the whole country at the same time and win, it‘s not possible.

    My strolling continues…

  2. I KEEP WONDERING, How can only one tribe just one tribe called fulani make a country as big as Nigeria unsafe for everyone to live in? Just ONE tribe.

    In my opinion, all we need to deal with this disturbing menace in our midst is not even the FG but Unity.

    Because its obvious buhari being the propelling factor on which these callous vampires called fulani are operating is silently behind the whole idea. Hence his grave silence concerning the whole dust.

    Ehen…Where is that staunch supporter of buhari called Omokehinde who used to make a whole lot of deafning noise about how buhari is the right choice for Nigeria and how he‘s doing an excellent job compare to GEJ‘s regime?

    If the whole tribes in Nigeria will declear the fulani tribe terrorists tribe, and come against them from all angles, we would have long dealt with this prevailing madness.

    But the problem is when the fulani are attacking, let me take for instance the Mumuye people in Taraba state, then the Wurkums or the Jenjo people will distance themselves from it.
    Surprise enough, at the end of the day, when the perpetrators are done with the first tribe they take the fight to the next tribes.

    You see? But if we can just unite together and give them a massive attack, fulani must bow no matter the govt backing. The govt alone cannot fight the whole country at the same time and win, it‘s not possible.

    My strolling continues…

  3. A planed game to justify their killings in Benue State, its only fools who will not understand this game, I still said, NIGERINAS GOOD MORNING. you voted change from life to death, from food to hunger, from employment to unemployment, by 2019, they will still vote the change, this time from existing to wiping out.

  4. ******* are the problem of Nigeria,their are too tribalistic,most of them voted for Buhari because they think Jonathan is omo ina,if******can join fulanis and form a country Nigeria will be better

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