’55 killed’ in fresh herdsmen attack in Taraba

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Suspected herdsmen have reportedly killed at least 55 people in Lau local government area of Taraba state.

According to The Nation, the attacks began during the weekend.

A mass burial was reportedly organised for 25 victims on Tuesday, while more bodies were recovered on Wednesday morning.

Bala Abu, media assistant to the governor, was said to have visited the affected area.

The newspaper said security personnel have taken over the area.

“Herdsmen are killing people in Lau, my state,” The Nation quoted Darius Ishaku, governor of the state, as saying on the telephone.

In Benue, suspected herdsmen have killed at least 80 people in this year alone.

Earlier on Wednesday, Wole Soyinka, Noble laureate, voiced out over the killings, saying herdsmen have declared a war on the nation.

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, held an emergency meeting with local hunters in his state to prevent attacks.

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