17 persons were allegedly killed yesterday when gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen attacked Nwuko village in Wukari local government area of Taraba State.
An eye witness who spoke with LEADERSHIP Weekend said that unidentified gunmen numbering over 140 invaded the village in the early hours of yesterday and started shooting sporadically. He stressed that over 82 persons were also injured when the attackers attacked residents of the village.“The attackers have killed a good number of our people and injured scores, we don’t know of what is happening,” he said. According to him, the village has been reduced to rumbles within the few hours of the operation by the attackers. When contacted, the Taraba State police public relations officer, ASP Joseph Kwaji confirmed the attack but told LEADERSHIP Weekend that it was nine persons who were killed by the attackers. He added that several houses were also burnt in the process of the attack and that normalcy has since returned to the affected village.