6 Lives Lost In Another Herders/Farmers Clash In Taraba
A new clash which erupted today between herdsmen and farmers has left 6 persons dead in Taraba.
The incident as gathered by NIGERIA NEWS was confirmed by the Chairman of Yorro Local Government council in Taraba state, Hon. Joseph Sonweri.
According to Sonweri, the cause of the incident is still unknown but security operatives are already in search of the boy who was said to have caused the clash.
In the words of Sonweri, “I can’t tell you exactly what happened now, because we are still trailing the boy that was said to have led the attack. He is on the run and his family has deserted their house.”
He further added, “We spoke to him early in the morning but his line is off now so we are trailing him. Until we get him or any of his accomplices, then we can know exactly what happened.”
Sonweri, however, disclosed that security operatives are already present in the local government and have restored calmness.
When contacted on the matter, the Chief of Yorro community, Chief Ado Adamu Mazan, who expresses his sadness over the gruesome killing of the six victims noted that the incident was as a result of a minor disagreement between some Fulani herdsmen and some farmers in the area.
According to him, the issue would have been sorted out peacefully but was blown out of proportion by the boy who is said to have eloped.
In the words of Mazan, “It was just a little misunderstanding between herdsmen and farmers in one of the villages.”
“We were told that some Fulani herders strayed into a farm belonging to a native, leading to the clash.”
He further disclosed that he immediately alerted the police which prompted the commissioner to deploy officers to the area.
Quoting him, “We have since forwarded our complaint to the Commissioner of Police in Jalingo and has responded promptly by sending security to the area.”
He appealed to residents of the community to always tolerate one another noting that it is the only way to ensure peaceful coexistence.