Suspected herdsmen cut Taraba village head into pieces, kill two others
Armed men suspected to be killer herdsmen have killed the Mai-Angwan Tiv in Kundi district, Zaki Terzungwe Anjua and two others after launching an attack on the community in Bali Local Government Area of Taraba State.
Mai-Angwan Tiv was dismembered by the suspected herdsmen.
It was gathered that the attack occurred on Monday, barely a few hours to the North-East governors forum which is slated for Tuesday and Wednesday in Taraba state, DAILY POST reports.
The attack also occurred 48 hours after the Public Relations Officer of Miyetti Allah, Murtala Usman, told newsmen that the crisis between the Fulani and Tiv in the Bali council had been resolved.
According to an eyewitness, who is also related to the deceased village head, the attackers in their numbers stormed their compound “and shot at our father before cutting him into pieces with cutlass alongside other two persons.”
The victims of the attack are those who have just returned to the community from the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps following directives issued by the governor, Darius Ishaku.
Ishaku, last month urged all displaced persons from the Bali council to return to their communities and should be allowed access to their homes and farmlands.
The attackers were said to have taken over the village head’s farmland and killed him. This was to prevent the victim from drawing the attention of both the governor and security operatives as the governor had earlier warned persons who derive joy in confiscating IDPs’ lands to desist or be visited with the long arm of the law.