11 Killed, Houses Burnt As Attacks Escalate In Renewed Crisis In Taraba

June 6, 2020
73 Views

Advertisement  Ecobank Advert

Not less than 11 persons were reportedly killed and several injured following renewed attacks on Tungwa and Utsua-Daa communities in Bali local government area of Taraba state.

Caretaker Chairman of Bali local government Council, Mr. Musa Mahmud confirmed the attacks. .

Mahmud who said he was on the ground after the attacks also said several houses were burnt.

Advertisement  Roducate_Free Licenses_300x250

More than five people have been killed and several houses burnt but the situation is under control now.

“I am at the scene of the attack as we speak. For the past two hours I have been here and I can confirm to you that burning and killings have stopped for now.

“I want to call on the people to eschew violence and embrace peace,” he said.

A resident of Bagoni near Tungwa, Alh. Sale Umar, told our correspondent that gunmen invaded Tungwa on Thursday and Utsua-Daa on Friday killing 11 people.

Umar said several houses in the two communities located along Bali-Marararba road were also burnt in the attacks :

“We saw 11 dead bodies after the attacks. Many houses have been burnt and people have deserted the communities.

“Many people especially Tiv farmers are fleeing the communities on foot to Bali for safety,” he said.

Our correspondent reports that the renewed attacks and  killings came barely 8 hours after the Taraba joint peace committee submitted an updated report on the crisis to the Deputy Governor, Engr. Haruna Manu in Jalingo.”

You may be interested

Zamfara government bars MDAs from speaking to media
News
8 views
News
8 views

Zamfara government bars MDAs from speaking to media

Webby - December 3, 2021

Spread the loveOfficials of ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) in Zamfara state have been barred by the state government from…

I will walk with anyone promoting peace – Segun Awosanya ‘Segalink’
News
6 views
News
6 views

I will walk with anyone promoting peace – Segun Awosanya ‘Segalink’

Webby - December 3, 2021

Spread the loveSegun Awosanya a.k.a Segalink, a rights activist and member of the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on…

Reps dares Buhari on direct primaries, invites INEC chairman on cost implications
News
2 views
News
2 views

Reps dares Buhari on direct primaries, invites INEC chairman on cost implications

Webby - December 3, 2021

Spread the loveThe House of Representatives may be on the path to dare President Muhammadu Buhari over the rejection of…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.