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Massive Protest In Taraba State Over Herdsmen Killing And Youth Harassment

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More than 100 of Kona woman in the early hours of Tuesday were on the street of Taraba State capital, Jalingo making a protest over the killing and harassment of the people by the Fulani Herdsmen.

The killing of 11 people between Sunday and Monday night caused the protest after and Fulani men invaded their local government.

Talking to the journalist present at the protest, Mrs Mary Shaukawi said, “yesterday, soldiers and policemen arrested over seven of our sons who went out defend our people.

“Rather than protect us, security agencies are instead shielding the attackers and arresting our youths. Many of our children are now in the detention of the security agencies.

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    “The response time is poor, and that is why the crises have killed scores and houses burnt.

    “We want our children to be released, and the security agencies should be fair in handling the crises,” she said.
    The police Public relations officer, DSP Ovid Misali, said they hadn’t received any complaint from the women.

    “We have not received any complaint from the women regarding the arrest of anyone.
    “In any case, whoever that has been arrested has something to do with the crisis. We can not sit and watch people take laws into their arms.
    “Some of the youths blocked the road and were smashing people’s cars. In such a situation, we can not sit and watch them rain mayhem on innocent people,” he said.

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