Armed males suspected to be herders, have launched an assault on the Kudi district of Bali Local Government Area of Taraba State, killing three individuals.
Among the victims of the assault is the Mai-Angwan Tiv in Kundi district, Zaki Terzungwe Anjua who was dismembered by the herders.
The assault, as reported by Daily Post, occurred on Monday, barely just a few hours to the northeast governors discussion board which is slated for Tuesday and Wednesday in Taraba state.
The victims of the assault are those that have simply returned to the neighborhood from the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps following directives issued by the governor, Darius Ishaku.
Last month, Ishaku had urged all displaced individuals from the Bali council to return to their communities and must be allowed entry to their houses and farmlands.
The attackers have been stated to have taken over the village head’s farmland and killed him. This was to stop the sufferer from drawing the eye of each the governor and safety operatives because the governor had earlier warned individuals who derive pleasure in confiscating IDPs’ lands to desist or be visited with the lengthy arm of the legislation.
An eyewitness, who can also be associated to the deceased village head, stated the attackers of their numbers stormed their compound “and shot at our father before cutting him into pieces with cutlass alongside other two persons.”
The assault was additionally observed to have occurred 48 hours after the Public Relations Officer of Miyetti Allah, Murtala Usman, informed media practitioners that the disaster between the Fulani and Tiv within the Bali council had been resolved.
A senior employees member of the council stated the eye of the council chairman and the safety operatives had been drawn to the incident, including that the perpetrators would quickly be dropped at justice.