Two farmers brutally attacked by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Taraba after they attempted to stop cows from eating their crops

Two farmers were severely injured on Tuesday March 8, by suspected Fulani herdsmen who invaded their farm in Kakhi village, Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State.

It was gathered that the herders attacked the farmers with cutlasses when they attempted to drive the cows out of their farm.

The Chairman of Wukari Local Government Council, Daniel Adi, who confirmed the incident to PUNCH, said two of the herders have been arrested. 

According to him, the incident happened when herdsmen invaded a farmland and their cows started eating up the crops.  He said when the farmers attempted to drive the cows out of the farm, the herdsmen allegedly brought out cutlasses and cut two of the farmers.

Adi said that the injured farmers were rushed to Wukari General Hospital, where they are receiving treatment.

“On getting the report, I quickly mobilised security men and went to the area and two of the attackers were arrested. I want to appeal to the people of Wukari to hold their peace and allow security personnel to do their work,” he added. 

See more photos of the victims at the hospital below…

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