Yesterday night was hellish for the people of Jalingo, Taraba State, North-East of Nigeria, as suspected herdsmen ambushed the town, killing and injuring hundreds. Reports have it that the attackers were armed with assorted Kalashnikovs, as they shut up the unarmed communities at the fringes of the town over what is suspected to be farmer-herdsmen clashes.
Recall that the North-East has been suffering immensely from the insurgency. This has since stalled economic activities in the region. With Taraba being one of the relatively peaceful states of the North East, this attack upturns that table. Hopefully, the government of President Muhammadu Buhari does something about that. Speaking of banditry, the governor of Zamfara Bello Matawalle is slated to visit Dubai to meet with security experts.
Since security experts cannot come to Zamfara to have first-hand knowledge of what they are consulting on, then no one is safe. Perhaps we expect the Governor of Taraba State to visit Saudi Arabia for his own security meeting? Jokes aside, Just give normal people peace, it is not too much to ask for. It is not fair that while we slept, Jalingo cried. Read more here.
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