- The people of Bali local government area in Taraba state are presently devastated following the herdsmen attack that resulted in the killing of a family of four
- The council chairman, Danladi Suntai a Fulani man was shot in Donga local government
- The police public relations officer David Misal, however, said the command had not been briefed oo the incident
Suspected herdsmen on Monday, April 9, reportedly killed a family of four in Bali local government, Kokotye, an outskirt of Bornon Kuku of the council, Taraba state in spite of military presence.
Guardian reports that the council chairman, Danladi Suntai said the attack could be a reprisal of last Wednesday’s killings in nearby Donga local government, where the Tiv and Fulani ethnic groups clashed.
Suntai disclosed that a Fulani man was shot in Donga local government, but fled and died in Pasa village in Bali.
He said he summoned all the Fulani Ardis (Chiefs) and pleaded with them not to allow the spill over of the crisis into the council.
According to him, “I was surprised, when I was informed that four persons from one family have been killed today.’’
The police public relations officer David Misal said the command had not been briefed of the incident.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the brigade commander, 23rd Amour Brigade Yola, Bello Mohammed said seven policemen and two soldiers lost their lives within the past two months as a result of Numan sectarian crisis involving herdsmen and farmers.
Mohammed made this known on Thursday, January 25, in Yola while addressing a town hall meeting on the crisis.
Mohammed, a brigadier general, said the military organised the meeting to sound a final warning to those involved that it would henceforth be hard on those who fail to embrace peace and dialogue in resolving differences.
Victims of Herdsmen killing buried in Benue state - on NAIJ.com TV: