No fewer than twenty persons have been feared dead and scores injured, yesterday when Fulani herdsmen allegedly invade Tunari village in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State. The Fulani herdsmen were said to have stormed the village at 10 am and set houses ablaze while most residents were in church.
The President of the Youth of Vision, Wukari, Mr Tsa-asen Agbu .L. said the invaders, who were over three hundred, attacked mainly the Jukun Christians, a situation which he said compelled a lot of persons to relocate from the area.
According to him; “they are burning down houses and killing our Jukun Christian brothers. They slaughtered children and women like rams. As I am talking to you right now, over twenty people have been killed, with several others sustaining various degrees of injuries while several houses have been burnt.”
Another eyewitness said “the attackers operated for several hours killing and burning down houses without any trace of security men to come to our rescue.” According to the eyewitness, “these people took us unawares, and I believe they came from the nearby Plateau State. I think the level of damage would have been worse but for the fact that many of our people have gone to church.”