Reports say some Fulani Herdsmen are currently attacking the town Wukari Town leaving several people dead while others are fleeing to neighbouring villages. On Wednesday, the Taraba Police Command confirmed the death of seven persons in the violence which broke out overnight in Wukari.
Although the police is making every effort they can to control the menace, the residents are appealing to security forces to come to their rescue as they are being held hostage by these gunmen. For days the community has seen a series of violence which has been attributed to religious issues but the Police Commissioner, Kalafite Adeyemi assured the residents that everything was under control and it had no religious or political undertones.
The Police Public Relations officer, ASP, Jospeh Kwaji however has debunked such claims, attributing the violence to reprisal attacks by youths in the town, following alleged incessant raids by suspected Herdsmen from surrounding villages.
He shut down rumours, that the crisis was religious; there has been a bit of uncertainty as regards the death toll, the Police Command in the state, says Seven people were killed, eye witness account suggests the death toll is 15.