More than 50 people have been confirmed dead and over 100 injured in what seemed to have been a violent attack on Taraba by a religious and ethnic conflict in the state last night.
A military source revealed that the people sustained serious injuries, “are receiving medical attention in several hospitals in the state”.
Our source disclosed that the ethno-religious fight broke out in Wukari and Ibi towns in Taraba State. “In addition to those who died, over 100 people are badly injured and receiving medical attention in several hospitals in the state,” said the military source.
According to the source, the fight between Hausa-Fulani and Jukun Christians, which broke out at Wukari and seeped into Ibi towns in the state, had the military in each state drafted and are carrying out patrols.
In addition to the casualties, it was reported that the conflict caused a destruction on properties and burning of houses and business premises. Hundreds of displaced people had fled the area for safety.