The Taraba State Government has condemned the recent killing of four people in the state by suspected fulani herdsmen.
Recall that the State Government had a few days back warned of impending attacks by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
In a statement issued by Nelson C . Len, the special assistant on new media to the governor of Taraba state, Dickson Ishaku, said; What my eyes saw today was indeed barbaric, inhuman and devilish, for anyone to take another’s life irrespective of what tribe or religion. Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku had raised alarm few days back on an impending attack to villagers in the state which has come to reality already.
We may think life is easy to waste just as many no longer value it anymore but judgement awaits anyone who gets involved in one way or the other. The story of what happened in Wuro Jam in Gasol LG is so disturbing that could lead to disharmony amongst neighbors. A Tiv man who’s yam seedlings were eaten up by cows and he went to report to the village head and after reaching an agreement that the Fulani man will pay 40 thousand Naira for the damage which he agreed, went ahead to threaten the farmers with an attack. A day after they gave him the money and came back that night in their numbers with guns and matchets and cleared the entire man’s family just because of cows.
The question here is why will they kill four lives in such a painful and unholy way? Is it because they demanded for their right? Is there another motive behind the attack? Are the cows now important than human lives? Are these people also from another land and unknown?
Answers to the above questions will be a factor to getting to the root of those sponsoring these continuous killings because those that committed this very evil are residents of that village and must never be allowed to go scot-free
Meanwhile residents are packing out of the area for fear of another attack. A eyewitness told me that he saw over 20 of the herdsmen all with AK47 and matchets.