The Police Command in Taraba on Wednesday confirmed the killing of nine persons in early morning attacks on Tutuwa community in Ussa Local Government Area of Taraba by suspected Fulani herdsmen.
The spokesperson for the Taraba State Police Command, ASP David Misal, who confirmed the incident said nine persons were killed in the attack.
Mr Misal said Aliyu Tafida, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) of the command, and heads of other security agencies in the state had already moved in to assess the situation.
Also confirming the attack, Rimansikwe Karma, the chairman of Ussa local government council said that three people were injured.
Karma said that the attackers rounded up the village around 5: am and launched the attack when members of the community were going for early morning prayers.
“Every Wednesday morning, the community conducts mid-week service and most of them were on their way, when the armed militia attacked them. Nine persons were killed and three others sustained life threatening injuries and are currently receiving treatment at Takum General Hospital. The unfortunate thing is that the attackers left before the arrival of security personnel.”
See below more photos of some of the victims of the attack: