Herdsmen/Farmer Clash Claims Four Lives In Taraba

Herdsmen/Farmer Clash Claims Four Lives In Taraba

Four persons have been killed in a fresh attack between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in Minda, Lau local government area of Taraba state.

It was gathered that trouble started when a herdsmen killed a farmer for chasing away some cows that were grazing on his guinea corn farm.

A passerby who saw the herdsman when he killed the farmer was also attacked immediately and hacked to death.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Taraba state command, David Misal confirmed the story.

The atmosphere in the community became tensed when the father of the suspect went to pay a condolence visit to the families of the farmers.

He was attacked by the angry mob, mostly youths of the community but escaped being killed.

Two people were killed in the reprisal attack, the police spokesman said, adding that clash happened one month to the enforcement of the Taraba state open grazing prohibition law 2017.

Reacting, the Taraba State Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku said that in a month time, the law against indiscriminate grazing on farmland would be in force and it would stop killings in the state.

He described the attack as unfortunate, as he sympathized with the families of those that were killed.