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Herdsmen, farmers bloody clash leaves 15 dead



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A violent clash between farmers and herdsmen has led to the death of 15 people in Ussa and Takum Council areas of Taraba.

National Daily learnt that several others were injured.

Alhaji Sahabi Mahmoud, the state Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria in Taraba, said in Jalingo on Saturday, that more corpses of his members might be in the bush as more than 150 of them were still missing.

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However, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Taraba State Police Command, ASP David Misal, confirmed the incident adding that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Yakubu Babas has relocated to Takum to ensure that the crisis was brought under control

Sahabi claimed that hundreds of livestock were wandering in the bush as the herdsmen who owned them could not be traced.

He called on the security agencies and the state government to come to the aid of hundreds of other cattle breeders, that are trapped in the forests of Ussa and Takum to get out alive with their animals.