It has been revealed by the police in Taraba state yesterday that suspected gunmen believed to be part of herdsmen attacked Dinya village in Gassol Local Government Area of the state, leaving four dead and setting about 30 houses on fire, the PPRo of Taraba Police Command, ASP Joseph Kwaji confirmed this at a journalist briefing in the state capital.
According to NAN, the gunmen started their attack as early as 8am, the Ward Head of Danacha, Daniel Mbaterem confirmed, and that detachments of the police and army had been drafted to the area, adding that investigation into the incident was ongoing, the PPRO disclosed.
“The police, on arrival at the scene of the attack, recovered 13 empty shells of AK47 rifle, four cartridges and an assault rifle,’’ he said.
The Jukun, Tiv and Fulani communities had recently signed a peace deal to end hostilities in the state.
Violence had engulfed parts of Taraba for over one month, leading to the death of over 50 people and the destruction of property.