No fewer than five persons were killed and 100 buildings destroyed on Thursday when some Fulani herdsmen launched a reprisal attack on Ikyaior village in Taraba state.
Herald Nigeria gathered that the herdsmen from Bongo village were seeking vengeance for their 80 cows killed the previous day by personnel of the Special Forces of the Nigerian Army currently on peace operation in the state.
Speaking on the incident, the caretaker Chairman of Wukari LGA, Daniel Adi, explained that, “It was the killing of the cows by the Special Forces that led to these attacks. Since the attack on the Special Forces by the Fulanis which led to the killing of two soldiers last month, the Special Forces don’t want to see cows again.”
“I actually don’t know what led to the killing of the cows, but for whatever reason, the Special Forces should follow the path of dialogue. We want peace, but the Special Forces are becoming a problem to us, so they should leave. Five persons were killed in the renewed attack and three persons were injured.”