Writer: Viashima Sylvanus -Jalingo

GUNMEN suspected to be Fulani herdsmen attacked some villages in Donga Local Government Area of Taraba State, killing at least seven persons, with scores still missing. Local residents said the attackers first burnt Ayiase village in Takum Local Government before heading to Tse-Gbaun and Gaza villages in Donga. According to eyewitness, the gunmen killed Msugh Gaza and three of his sons in Gaza village, while the other three were killed in Tse-Gbaun and Ayiase villages. “The attack happened in the early hours of today (Monday) and the area is not safe as I talk to you. As such, we cannot search for the other missing relations. But we have, so far, recovered seven dead bodies,” he said. Police spokesman, Joseph Kwaji, said efforts to reach the divisional police officer of Donga for details of the attack failed, as his number was switched off. But an aide of the state acting governor, Alhaji Sani Abubakar Danladi, said the acting governor had directed that military personnel be deployed in the area.

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