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Fulani Militia Kill Traditional Ruler, 9 Others in Taraba



Fulani Militia Kill Traditional Ruler in Taraba - BellaNaija

Armed Fulani men attacked a community in Taraba State, killing the local traditional ruler, Punch reports.

Bala Bako, caretaker chairman of Ibi Local Government, where the armed men attacked, confirmed the attack to Punch in a telephone interview.

They were holding a security meeting in Karmen area of the local government when the armed men attacked, he said.

We have some security challenges in Ibi and we have been making efforts to ensure that ethnic groups in our domain accommodate and live in peace with one another.

The Chief of Ibi also set up a committee which has been meeting to find solution to the security challenges, and it was in one of the meetings that the Fulani gunmen attacked and killed the traditional ruler.

They gathered and were waiting for us for the security meeting when suddenly armed Fulani men emerged and started shooting. The local chief was killed during the attack, using Fulani sticks, by the attackers.

Bako also confirmed the death of 8 other people in Gishiri and Dooshima villages and one other person at Danwaza village a week ago.

They were killed by Fulani herdsmen from Benue state, he said.

We share border with Benue and Nasarawa states and most times these Fulanis crossed from Nasarawa, attack and go back, but we are trying to close all the routes they are using to cross and attack us.

The killing in Dooshima and Gishiri around Sarkin Kudu were done by those people who attacked Benue. On their way back to Nasarawa, they killed anyone they met on the way.


  1. Question

    January 16, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    How come no Nigerian security agency is quick to call them ‘terrorists’? Still no operation tolotolo dance. President says ‘accommodate them’….soon this monster will grow beyond u all like bokoHaram.

  2. Michy

    January 16, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    The UNTOUCHABLES strike yet again, and you tell me this country isn’t a shithole. RIP to the lives lost.

  3. Damilola

    January 16, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Buhari is a divisive bigot. He is protecting these Fulani herdsmen because he owns cattles and many of these northern politician. An administration that talks more than action, shame on Buhari and his blind followers. So the lives of human being is less important. I am working on a big project about Nigerian failed government. Nigeria has no choice but to change. This is the time.

  4. Chu

    January 16, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    First, I like how Bella captioned it as Fulani militia and not Fulani Herdsmen, these are terrorists and killers not just nomadic herdsmen. This is obviously political and we are daily reminded that the north rules the country.
    I am constantly befuddled that a group of illiterates by sheer bull and violence control the majority that are educated and enlightened.
    How does that happen?
    Why can’t we bring the shackles of bondage?
    Are we saying brawn overpowers brain now? When we are not in the 16th century.
    Kilon sele gan gan..

  5. Nelo

    January 16, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    How long will this continuee? Buhari shame on you for protecting these killers because they are your kinsmen. Don’t worry now, you think God is asleep, BTW how is your son? Anumanu

  6. tunmi

    January 16, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    1. how do you know these people are Fulani gunmen? Seriously, did we happen to have their photos and identify that they are members of a Fulani clan?

    2. Also what is a fulani stick? A regular schmegular stick or something else? Can it be bought or is it passed down?

    • Mrs chidukane

      January 17, 2018 at 1:28 am

      Yes Tunmi. We need to be sure. Help us by going to Benue and doing proper investigation. You can stay in one of the communities under siege and hope an attack happens so that you can get pictures for us to confirm the people who are really behind this.

    • tunmi

      January 17, 2018 at 3:03 pm

      I’ll send you a bill.

      This is how misinformation spreads. How does anyone truly know they are Fulani? It’s not as if one was captured and an investigation was done. The shooting that happened at the Vegas hotel, was an investigation not conducted before we knew the identity of the gunman. Lets try to be a bit more responsible with information

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