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Many Feared Dead As Fulani Herders Invade Villages In Plateau

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Fulani Herdsmen have attacked some farmers at Nyiwa Village in Mambilla, Plateau.

This sparked off a spiral of herdsmen-farmers clashes across some villages in western Mambilla Plateau in Sardauna LGA, Taraba State of Nigeria.

It was gathered that the Fulani herders had wrecked the fence around the farm the previous day which the farmers rapidly and calmly repaired.

The Fulani allegedly destroyed the fence for the second time within a space of about 24 hours.

When the farmers returned to the farm and were about to re-erect the fence, the Fulani gunmen, allegedly led by the said Maigari Gagarau and brother opened fire on them from a nearby bush in which they had laid in ambush, killing two farmers instantly.

As the alarm of this gruesome killings went round the village, residents scampered about in panic, some rushing to attempt to rescue those trapped by the attack. These people, however, similarly came under the same gunfire.

The villagers inevitably clashed with these armed herdsmen in the farm resulting in further casualties.

The next day, a gathering of well-equipped Fulani herders left Maisamari and entered Yelwa in a caravan likened to armed force arrangements. The herders chose Mambilla houses in Yelwa shooting men, ladies, and kids and torching the houses.

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