Tiv/Jukun Crisis: Four persons killed in fresh attacks
By Yerga Jethro
Just two days after gunmen attacked Ikyaior village in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State, killed one person and left others with varying degrees of injuries, gunmen in a fresh attack Wednesday night, killed four persons in separate attacks in the area.
A resident, Mr. Msuuve Aondoakaa, told our correspondent on the phone that gunmen numbering about 20 invaded Tor-Iorshagher village about 9:30 pm, killing one person and injuring several others.
Aondoakaa, who lamented series of unprovoked attacks on Tor-Iorshagher community, called on Governor Darius Ishaku to find a lasting solution to the insecurity situation in the area.
“This is the third time our community is faced with this kind of unprovoked attack. We were attacked in November last year and four of our brothers were killed. Also in January this year, the same militia was ordered by a monarch in Rafinkada to destroy our mended houses. We are calling on Governor Darius Ishaku to find a lasting solution to the insecurity situation in this area”. He stated.
In another attack, in nearby Rafinkada, Mrs. Joy Audu, told journalists that three persons were killed on Wednesday night by unknown gunmen, while others sustained bullet wounds.
The chairman of the Local Government Council, Mr. Daniel Adi, confirmed the two attacks to journalists in a telephone interview.
Adi, who said he had gone to the two villages and directed that the dead bodies be buried, said that he had convened a security meeting with a view to finding a solution to the incessant attacks and killings in the area.
“Yes, one person was killed in Tor-Iorshagher, while one was wounded. Three persons were killed in Rafinkada and two sustained injuries.
“I am just back from Tor-Iorshagher and Rafinkada villages where the attacks happened.
“The two communities are relatively calm and we are going to have a security meeting to discuss a way forward,” he said.
The area had in the recent times witness series of renewed attacks especially on IDPs in the recent time.