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About 26 people including children and women are said to have feared killed and scores of others injured when suspected armed Fulani herders attacked Tor-Damisa community in Donga Local government area of Taraba State, Taraba Truth and Facts Report.

 Residents  said hundreds of houses burnt and property worth millions of naira  destroyed in the attack which happened in the early hours of Monday.

Taraba Truth and Facts gathered that
the attack was in reaction to attack on a Fulani man in the area who was allegedly shot by on the leg by a suspected Tiv farmer who is currently receiving treatment under police custody. 

Village head of the community, Zaki Ugondo Uma, told journalists on the phone that more bodies were still being recovered.

Ugondo explained that there was a little misunderstanding between Fulani hearders and some Tiv farmers in the community and that he made frantic efforts with the Fulani leaders to restore normalcy.

"Some farmers had an issue with fulani herders, but we reached a truce and they assured us of peace.

"I am taken aback as we woke up this morning to witness a massive attack on our community affecting over 15 villages.

"As am talking, we are yet to recover all bodies, but more than 26 corpses have been recovered. We are in a situation of despair as we don't know if the attack will continue. I am calling on the state to provide security and as well intervene with relied materials for thousands that have been rendered homeless.

The Police public relations officer PPRO Taraba state command, ASP Usman Abubakar told journalists that the command was aware of the incident but was yet to ascertain the cause of the crisis and the casualty figures.

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