- The beleaguered community is enveloped by the shock and sorrow occasioned by the scale and scope of the violence as locals mourn the death of their kinsmen.
At least ten people have been killed in a recent spate of violent attacks in Taraba state.
The incident happened in Ganfeto village in Daka ward of Bali Local Government Council of the State.
The beleaguered community is enveloped by the shock and sorrow occasioned by the scale and scope of the violence as locals mourn the death of their kinsmen.
Taraba State Police Command’s spokesperson, Usman Abdullahi, confirmed the devastating news in a statement on Wednesday.
He disclosed that the attackers were not confirmed to be bandits, adding that the victims are yet to be identified.
According to Abdullahi, the assailants, disguised in vigilante regalia, specifically targeted individuals from the Fulani extraction in the village’s market, leading to brutal killings on the outskirts.
Abdullahi averred that “investigations indicate that those killed were from the Juldel group, a vigilante organisation.”
There are suspicions that the perpetrators belong to a different vigilante group, and their identities remain unknown.
Abdullahi highlighted the challenge stating that “one complication is that nobody has claimed the corpses of those killed.”
The urgency of unravelling the identities of both assailants and victims was emphasised by the police spokesperson.
The police command, however, has assured residents of Bali Local Government Council of their safety, urging them to continue with their daily activities.
Abdullahi concluded by stating: “We are working tirelessly to identify and apprehend those behind these heinous acts. Our commitment is to ensure the safety of lives and property in the village and the council at large.”