Suspected Fulani herdsmen, on Monday, invaded the Karmen community in Taraba state, killing its traditional ruler.
Confirming the attack to reporters in the state capital, the Chairman of Ibi Local Government Area, Bala Bako said, the herdsmen attacked the community during a security meeting.
“We have some security challenges in Ibi and we have been making efforts to ensure that ethnic groups in our domain accommodate and live in peace with one another.
“The Chief of Ibi also set up a committee which has been meeting to find solution to the security challenges, and it was in one of the meetings that the Fulani herdsmen attacked and killed the traditional ruler.
“They gathered and were waiting for us for the security meeting when suddenly armed Fulani herdsmen emerged and started shooting. The local chief was killed during the attack, using Fulani sticks, by the attackers,” he said.
According to Bako, investigations were on-going and a person linked to the killing of the traditional head has been arrested.