Several houses burnt in fresh attacks in Wukari town

The chairman of Wukari local government area in Taraba state, Mr Adi Daniel has raised alarm over fresh attacks by the Tiv militia in Wukari town.

He told newsmen via a telephone interview that the militia from Benue state had launched attacks Friday morning in Wukari and burnt down over 28 houses and shot many people before they were chased away.

The chairman who expressed shock over the attacks said this came barely three days after deputy governors of Benue and Taraba states including their traditional rulers and other key stakeholders met and signed a peace accord.

He with the peace accord signed it was expected that both sides in the crisis would lay down their arms.

He said the militia invaded Wukari with heavy arms and started shooting and setting houses ablaze.

“They invaded Wukari at about 6am and burnt down 28 houses and wounded many people,” the chairman said.

The chairman of the Tiv cultural association in Taraba state, Mr Goodman Dahida said it was the Jukun militia that first launched an attack on Kywo town which is a Tiv community at about 10pm Thursday.

Mr Dahida stated further that the Jukun militia who attacked the Tiv community were chased and ran into Wukari town

Contacted, the police public relation officer Taraba police command, DSP David Misal said the command is waiting for the report on the incident from DPO Wukari.

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