Posted By: JUSTIN TYOPUUSU

 

 

Internally displaced persons, IDPs, in Tara­ba State yesterday called on President Mo­hammadu Buhari, to stop incessant Fulani herds­men attacks on farmers in the state.

The call came on the heels of recent Fulani herdsmen attack in Dan-Anacha, Gassol Local Government Area of the state where one person was killed and two others injured while working in their farm in the area.Buhari

Mr. Iorumbur David whose two sons; Tertsea Iorumbur and Theophilus Iorumbur were among the injured in the attack told National Mirror that the herdsmen killed one per­son on a nearby farm be­fore attacking his sons who were harvesting beans.

“They were on the farm harvesting when suddenly the herdsmen came with their cattle and started eat­ing up the farm.

“My sons ran to Dan-Anacha and informed the police who accompanied them to the farm. But on arrival the herdsmen who were well armed with AK47 removed their cut­lasses and cut them down, while the police fled the scene,” he said.

Iorumbur who spoke on behalf of the displaced farmers in Gassol said they returned to their plac­es late August this year af­ter they were chased away by the same Fulani herds­men and managed to plant what they can eat, but to­day all their farms have be­come grazing fields for the Fulani herdsmen.

He lamented that since the tribunal judgment that nullified Ishaku’s elec­tion, the herdsmen have intensified attacks on IDP returnees in the area, kill­ing at least six people and destroyed farms worth millions of naira.

When contacted, Taraba State Police Public Rela­tions Officer, PPRO, Jo­seph Kwaji, confirmed the attack, but said no life was lost.

“They were actually at­tacked on their farm, but the police quickly moved in and rescue them alive. They are now receiving treatment at a private hos­pital in Dan-Anacha,” he said.

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