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Herdsmen attack farmers in Taraba community, injure two

Herdsmen attacked farmers on Tuesday in Kakhi village, Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State.

A source, Hikon Samuel, told PUNCH that the herders attacked the farmers when they attempt to drive the cows out of their farm and left at least two of the farmers injured.

The Executive Chairman of Wukari Local Government Council, Daniel Adi, who confirmed the attack said herdsmen invaded a farmland and started eating up the crops and in attempt to drive the cows out of the farm, the herdsmen brought out cutlasses and cut two of the farmers.

He said the injured farmers were rushed to Wukari General Hospital, where they are receiving treatment while two of the attackers were arrested.

Adi appealed to the people to be calm and allow security agency do their job.

“On getting the report, I quickly mobilised security men and went to the area and two of the attackers were arrested.

“I want to appeal to the people of Wukari to hold their peace and allow security personnel to do their work,” he said.

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