No fewer than seven persons have been killed by suspected Fulani herders in Nega village of Donada ward in the Lau local government council of Taraba state.
According to Daily Post, the attack, which occurred on Tuesday night around 9pm, left many residents injured and thereafter threw the community into palpable tension.
According to Daily Post, the murderous raiders were reported to have shot sporadically at the people, leading to the death of about seven persons.
Apart from the recorded numbers of deaths, several persons were as well confirmed to have escaped with various degrees of gunshot wounds.
A source said, “The gunmen whom from their looks appeared to be herders took our people by surprise last night."
He added that the dead people, as at the time of filing this report, were yet to be buried while the injured are receiving treatment in the few available health facilities in the council.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abdullahi Usman, however, said that the attack did not take place in Taraba but in the neighbouring state of Adamawa.
Stressing that the affected community (Nega) shared a common boundary with Adamawa State, he said, “The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in the area said the attacked took place in Adamawa and not In Taraba state.”
However, a senior employee of the local government council has expressed shock at the police’s position, insisting that the community is in Taraba State.