Herdsmen Go on Rampage in Jalingo, Many Feared Dead

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SWITZERLAND, JUNE 17 – Many people are feared dead after suspected herdsmen attacked Jauro-Sabai, a suburb of Jalingo, the Taraba state capital, on Sunday.

According to media reports, the herdsmen went on rampage, shooting indiscriminately as residents fled their homes.

Some students of Taraba State University, Jalingo, who fled the area, said they saw hundreds of people, including women and children, also running away from the area.

A traveler, Mallam Musa Dauda, who narrowly escaped, said he saw many houses burning

Barnabas Francis, a resident of Kasuwan Bera, an area close to Jauro-Sabai said to newsmen: “Jalingo is on fire. Fulani herdsmen are on the rampage firing gunshots randomly here. We’re on the run.

“Some of our relations who escaped from Jauro-Sabai reported that many houses in the area have been razed, and from here we can see thick smoke billowing.”

Ishaku Danzumi, who also spoke about the incidence, said, “Fulani herdsmen in droves have invaded ATC and Jauro-Sabai. They are firing shots everywhere. Only God can save us tonight.”

Sunday night’s attacks come days after it was reported that Boko Haram terrorists are launching successful strikes against the military in Borno

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