The herders-farmers clash continues to hit the headlines everyday despite its risks and implications on Nigeria’s security. Recently, there was herders-farmers clash which has led to the displacement of 1000 persons in Taraba.
Incidents like this continues to thwart the efforts of Taraba state governor, Darius; the governor has shown efforts in recent times to return displaced persons to their homes. It seems he would have to double efforts to achieve this dream.
It was gathered that recent upheavals and chaos currently experienced was as a result of clash between Tiv farmers and fulani herdsmen in Utsua Daa and Baafada village in Bali local council of the state. The herders had reportedly gone to these communities while residents were away for farm work leading to a clash on Thursday.
The police had reportedly claimed that three casualties were recorded as a result of the clash but the Guardian news house got a different report via telephone; it was gathered that 11 deaths were recorded.
Contrary to police reports which states that normalcy had returned to the area; there are reports of violence and burning of houses which proves the area is far from being safe at the moment.
It is quite disheartening to see that insecurity is still a big challenge in northern Nigeria; the government and military need to step up their game to create stability in the region to prevent wanton destruction of lives and properties.