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Taraba: Fulani Herdsmen Kill 12 People Over Land Dispute

The menace of the Fulani herdsmen seems to be on the increase, despite different steps taken by the government and security agencies.

Vanguard reports that Fulani herdsmen reportedly attacked  Coromo, Dan- Anacha and Mutum Biyu communities in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba state on Friday, May 6, 2016.

Reports say the herdsmen burnt 13 houses, killed 12 people and left 80 others seriously injured.

The killings were allegedly over a land dispute between the herdsmen and the Tivs.

According to reports, security personnel have taken over the communities to maintain law and order.

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The Inspector-General of police, Solomon Arase, recently sacked the he Enugu state police commissioner, Nwodibo Ekechukwu, over attacks by Fulani herdsmen in Uzo- Uwani Local Government Area.

The killings in Enugu seems to have sparked a distrust for Northerners in the East, as an Hausa man was allegedly burnt to death for stabbing a fellow Igbo trader.

Also, the Yoruba farmers’ pressure group and ethnic militia, Agbekoya Farmers Association of Nigeria and the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) have threatened to retaliate any attack from the Fulani herdsmen.

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