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How Herdsmen Attacked Taraba Communities, Massacred Residents In Their Sleep




After sacking Benue State communities, dare-devil herders continued their reign of terror once they attacked Bali and Gassol councils in Taraba State, capturing lifeless scores of residents throughout a midnight raid.


As of the time of submitting this report, no fewer than 12 lifeless our bodies have been mentioned to have been recovered from the scenes of the 2 separate assaults.

The separate assaults, which occurred in Sabon-Gida village of Gassol Council and Pangari village of Bali, have been mentioned to have been perpetrated by the herders.

A supply informed Day by day Submit that the herders stormed the communities at evening when the residents have been deep asleep.

Some individuals who claimed to have narrowly escaped the scenes additionally informed our correspondent that aside from the killings and accidents inflicted on residents of the communities, huge destruction of valuables additionally occurred.

The chief of one of many affected communities mentioned, “As I’m speaking with you now, we’ve thus far recovered twelve lifeless our bodies in a close-by bush in Sabon-Gida village of Gassol council.”

Whereas two individuals have been as nicely confirmed to have been killed by the suspected herdsmen within the Pangari group of Bali council, a number of different individuals have been as nicely mentioned to have been injured within the mentioned Bali council.

Confirming the incident, which he mentioned had additionally led to huge displacements of the individuals, the Tiv Cultural and Social Affiliation chairman, Bali chapter, Matthew Baki, informed our correspondent that two individuals have been killed in Bali “with a number of others badly injured.”

He mentioned the assault within the Bali group, which led to the killing of two individuals, occurred at about 2 a.m., including that the “police got here on this morning to evacuate the corpse and took these injured to Bali Common hospital.”

Additionally confirming the separate assaults, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), David Misal, mentioned efforts to trace down the perpetrators have been in high gear.

The management of the state chapter of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Affiliation of Nigeria (MACBAN) accused Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of alleged refusal to wade into the continued killings.

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