Four people were yesterday killed by armed Fulani herdsmen at Dan-Anacha in Gassol local government area of Taraba State. About 20 people sustained varying degrees of injuries.
The latest attack is coming just five days after Governor Darius Ishaku read a riot act to traditional rulers in the state during a security meeting to ensure overall peace in every part of the state saying whoever is found wanting would face the full wrath of the law.
The Fulani herdsmen reportedly launched the attack to avenge the death of a Fulani who was killed in the area after being robbed of his motorcycle.
According to an eyewitness, Dooior Torkuka, who spoke to journalists, the Fulani herdsmen stormed the town in the night and started attacking Tivs on the suspicion that they might be responsible for the killing of the slain Fulani man in the bush.
However, Torkuka absolved the Tiv people in the area of any complicity in the killing of the slain Fulani man, saying the persistent killing of Tivs has forced majority of them out of the area while those remaining abstained from going into the bush and restricted themselves to the town to avoid attacks.
“Since the crisis forced the Tiv people out of the area, no single Tiv man is in the bush now. Their security is not guaranteed and the few who have returned are staying in the town. How can the killing of a Fulani man in that interior bush be attributed to the Tivs, who are not even allowed to go or stay in the bush at the moment?” he queried.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Joseph Kwaji confirmed the incident. According to him, armed Fulani men attacked a Tiv man on his farm around Dan-Anacha and killed him and were mobilising to attack the town when police got information and drafted mobile police men to the area. Normalcy had since been restored, he said.
Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)
Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.
This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.
Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.
Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.
Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured
Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.
However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.
After Governor @jidesanwoolu said the "soldiers shot in the air to disperse the peaceful protesters." And thar their's no fatalities
Lagos youths set Governor's Mother's House on FIRE!! #PRAYFORNIGERIA#EndSARS #Lekkitollgate #LekkiGenocide #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeraNOW pic.twitter.com/QaOvSHwXdk
— Nwachukwu John Owen (@johnowen99) October 21, 2020
#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.
According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.
The moment Morayo and Co decided to leave the station after it had been taken over by hoodlums.
— My Opinion (@Diji_O) October 21, 2020
Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.
The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.
Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.
In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.
Watch the video clips below:
— Itz CakeByTolex (@tolulope_salako) October 21, 2020
— POSTNAIJA (@POSTNAIJA) October 21, 2020
— Angry mob attacks TVC , set the station on fire.. pic.twitter.com/xEDpLeWkpW
— VyrãlTreñdz (@TheVyralTrendz) October 21, 2020
‘Hoodlums’ have reportedly invaded news station, TVC and are attacking their people. pic.twitter.com/h90bWoL37o
— Pulse Nigeria (@PulseNigeria247) October 21, 2020
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Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
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