20 killed, 300 cows stolen in Taraba as Buhari heads to Mambila, Plateau
Following reports of fresh outbreak of violence after the attack and killing of some Fulani in Sardauna Local Government of Taraba State yesterday, President Muhammad Buhari is set for an official visit, first to the beleaguered Mambilla area.
Two major national newspapers, The Punch and Vanguard broke the news of fresh outbreak of violence in Sardauna Local Government shortly after the attack on Fulani in Mambila earlier. Vanguard newspaper quoted a fleeing “Saidu Nagoggo” as revealing that his house at Lemme surbub had been attacked.
President Muhammadu Buhari will therefore visit the troubled Mambilla Plateau in Sardauna Local Government Area of Taraba before leaving for Accra, Ghana, later today.
The President will also receive the visiting Liberian President George Weah at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, before the Taraba visit.
Already the President’s advance team had left Abuja for Taraba to prepare for his arrival.
NAN reliably gathered that while in Taraba, President Buhari will visit the troubled areas and address traditional rulers and other stakeholders in the state on need to shun all forms of violence and embrace peace.
The latest communal clash on the Mambilla Plateau was reported to have claimed the lives of about 20 persons while 300 cows were either killed or stolen.
The Mambilla Plateau had witnessed outbreaks of ethnic violence with hundreds of people reported dead in recent times.
President Buhari will proceed to Accra, Ghana after the official engagement in Taraba.