No fewer than six persons have been reportedly killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Girei Local Government .
It was gathered that the incident occurred at about 2 am on Thursday when the assailants stormed some villages in the area in what the police described as a reprisal. The affected villages were Tambo , Murposa , Bankam and Wuro Hausa .
One of the victims was said to be an aged man , identified as Baba Zibion , who could not flee due to infirmity .
Another victim, one Baba El – Nathan , was said to be blind while three others were said to be youths . Several other persons were said to have sustained injuries during the attack .
Two of the corpses recovered in Tambo after the incident were identified as wood workmen from Mboi , in Song Local Government Area.
But the Police Public Relations Officer, Othman Abubakar , who confirmed the attack , said , “ Based on our intelligence report , the attacks on Tambo and three other communities was a reprisal. ”
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