Herdsmen Hit Taraba After Governor’s Alarm



After Governor Darius Ishaku raised the alarm of herdsmen letter coming, herdsmen went on a fresh rampage in Taraba State Thursday night.


A couple were murdered with Four persons at Ngutwsem village in Gassol local government area in the night attack.


The couple were named as Mr. Shiriga Vaawombo and his wife, Ngunan.


A relation who witnessed the invasion said that as soon as Shiriga heard the first sound of gun shots,he took his wife to a place outside their house where he thought she could be safe.


“He was returning to pick their baby when the invaders shot him. His wife then cried out from where she was hiding. She was gunned down too,” he said. READ MORE.. OPEN LETTER BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI TO SENATE PRESIDENT, BUKOLA SARAKI, ON BENUE KILLINGS


Some journalists were in the village yesterday in the company of Ishaku’s media aide Bala Dan Abu, a senior assistant to the governor on Revenue Mobilisation, Jerry Tyolanga and three policemen.


The village was largely deserted, most residents ran to the bush to hide for their safety and fleeing to Sabon Gida,and No policeman was sighted in the area.

On seeing the journalists and the policemen,the hiding villagers came out and hurriedly used blunt diggers and hoes to dig two graves for the purpose of burying the victim.


The graves were shallow and there was no coffin to put the dead inside.
A cursory look at the bodies showed that after being shot,the assailants proceeded to cut them in the head, neck and back with machete to ensure that they had no chance of surviving. The women cried uncontrollably .


Governor Ishaku had said on Thursday that he received a warning from some people that they would strike within 10 days
He said: “We are on notice that in 10 days, we (Taraba) shall be attacked. I have alerted all security agencies. We are waiting.


“A helicopter has dropped arms and ammunitions in the night without its mission established. It is not a time to keep quiet; we are living in fear,”


Sources said some of the militia men were sighted in Sabon Gida, wearing mask, and armed.


“We are afraid, “one of the survivors said.

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