Victims of the Lau Local Government Area of Taraba State are calling the government to herdsmen crisis affecting the community and the state in general.
The victims including women and children seeking shelter in a public school asked the government to deploy more security to the area.
“Our villages have been deserted, and our people want to return home but all our houses have been destroyed. We are calling on the government to provide shelter for us and more security personnel to remain permanently here”.
One of the survivors said “We thank the state government for their efforts. You can see that we have been displaced from our homes.
“We thank God almighty for delivering us with our children and old ones from these attacks. Government is taking care of us, we are given food items but we don’t have condiments and money to buy soap.
The Deputy Governor, Haruna Manu, in the company of government officials and security agencies on his visit to the attack scene met with those displaced by the attack as well community leaders of affected communities to commiserate with the people over those killed during the crises.
The deputy governor, first of all, visited some of the village’s houses set ablaze, food items and other property completely destroyed.
He also visited one of the public schools accommodating those displaced including women and children.
He described the crisis as very sad and unfortunate.
As stated by the governor, It is sad because it is less than a year when such ugly incidence occurred here.
“We went round and saw for ourselves what happened.
“We also had meetings with your leaders with the hope that it will never happen again.
It is a thing of surprise and shameful that this is happening again in Lau local government.
The deputy governor later held meetings with traditional leaders and other community leaders on the need to have a peaceful coexistence.
Some of the affected communities include Katibu, Didango, Laguro and Donada in Lau Local Government Area of Taraba State.
– Channels TV