Security Arrest Fulani Terrorists in Taraba
— Callistus Agwaza, Jalingo
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corp NSCDC, yesterday paraded seven Fulani terrorists responsible for starting crisis in the state just to steal farmers produce.
Mr Kamilu Isah, the state Commandant of the NSCDC told journalists in Jalingo yesterday that the terrorists were arrested in remote communities in Gassol local government area of the state.
According to Isah, the group operates as a syndicate that specializes in attacking farmers in remote areas during harvest seasons to scare the farmers away and steal their farm produce to sell.
He disclosed that the syndicate was arrested with over 36 bags of soya beans which they stole after attacking and driving away farmers from Nanguru, Burnun Kurukuru, Maigamu, and Oga villages and sold at the rate of 369, 000 Naira to a 68 years old Alhaji Abdulkadir Umar who is part of the syndicate.
“These men have continuously caused crisis in the state by attacking Tiv communities during harvest season just to drive the farmers away and steal their produce. Needless to mention, so many people have died as a result of their activities and a lot of destruction done”.
Isah said the command got wind of their tactics and extended our surveillance to the most remote areas where they were tract and arrested.
Isah also called on the state government to constitute and empower a joint task force to patrol the hinterlands so that such incidents would be curbed to the barest minimum noting that this was the first time any uniformed personnel went to these areas.
One of the farmers Mr Aondoakura Agim, who spoke to journalists commended the efforts of the NSCDC and called on other security operatives to also extend their surveillance to the rural areas.