How Gunmen Killed 10 People In Fresh Attack In Zamfara

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At least 10 people  were reportedly killed by gunmen in the Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State.

The caretaker boss of the council, Daniel Adi, who confirmed the killings, however claimed the  gunmen were  Tiv.

He claimed they ambushed and killed eight Fulani travellers along the Wukari-Rafinkada road.

According to him, Tiv militia  also on Tuesday morning killed two people  returning from  their farms in Byepyi.

But the President-General of the Tiv Cultural and Social Association, Taraba State, Chief Goodman Dahida, debunked  Adi’s claim.

Dahida said, “There are no Tiv people along Wukari-Rafinkada road where the incident happened. All the Tiv villages  in the area have been destroyed by Jukun militia and the place is now deserted.

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“The Jukun have tried to woo Fulani to join them in their fight with  the Tiv, but they have failed and this trick too will fail.

“I condemn the killing of Fulani in the area. It’s very unfortunate. I have contacted the Fulani leadership in Wukari to  console them.

“We have to be very careful in situations like these because other groups can disguise and kill innocent persons in order to widen the scope of the conflict.”

Dahida called on the security agencies to  investigate  the killings, calling  on Fulani in the state to remain calm and a wait the outcome of the investigation.

Spokesman for the police in the state, ASP David Misal, confirmed the incident.

Misal said a commercial vehicle was ambushed by gunmen along the Rafin Kada-Wukari Road and killed eight persons.

However, he said he  had  yet to be briefed  on the killing of two persons on their way from their  farms.

The PUNCH reports that  the Jukun and the Tiv have been locked  in  a  fierce battle  in the state  since April 1, 2019, leading to the killing  of many and  destruction  property worth millions of naira despite a peace meeting to end the crisis.

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