Just a day after the horrific murder of two police officers in Taraba State by unknown gunmen, the state has once again been plunged into mourning following the deaths of three farmers.
Unknown individuals hacked to death farmers who were tilling their farmlands in preparation for the rainy season on Wednesday.
According to The Gazette, the incident occurred in Assa village of the Wukari local government council of the state.
Inquiring as to why there has been an uptick in insecurity, he urged both the state and federal governments to respond by deploying more security personnel to the region.
Though The Gazette cannot confirm whether the attackers were Tiv, Hon Adi expressed his belief that the attackers were Tiv militiamen who had been terrorizing the city.
“From the information we got from a survivor who took cover when the farms were invaded, the attackers came from Ijandeikyura through Ikaior and are suspected to be Tiv militia.”
A relative of one of the deceased told The Gazette that the government should go to any length to find the killers of the three farmers, whom he identified as law-abiding citizens of the country.
When contacted for more details, David Misal, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), said that the command is still awaiting an official report of the incident from the council’s Divisional Police Officer (DPO).
Apart from the recent spate of kidnappings and armed bandit activities that have engulfed the state, especially the southern geopolitical zone, which includes the Wukari, Takum, Ussa, Donga, and Ibi councils, the ongoing Cold War between the Tiv and Jukun has continued to cause concern among indigenes.
Originally Published viaThe Gazette Nigeria