Herders attack farmers in Taraba, injure two

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Justin Tyopuusu, Jalingo

AT least, two farmers were reportedly injured in an attack by suspected herdsmen who invaded their farms in Kakhi village, Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State.

A local source, Hikon Samuel, told our correspondent that the herders attacked the farmers when they attempted to drive the cows out of their farm.

Confirming the attack, the Chairman of Wukari Local Government Council, Dr. Daniel Adi, told our correspondent in a telephone interview that two people were severely injured by herdsmen in the attack.

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According to him, the incident happened when herdsmen invaded a farm and started eating up the crops, and in an attempt to drive the cows out of the farm, the herdsmen removed cutlasses and inflicted injuries on two of the farmers.

Adi disclosed that the injured farmers were rushed to Wukari General Hospital, where they are receiving treatment.

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

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Reform Leha, could not be reached for comment as his phone line was switched off as of the time of filing this report.

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