On Sunday, armed men killed at least 12 people in Taraba State's Bali Local Government Area.
Residents claimed that the incident happened in the Fulani community of Mubizen in the Pangri District.
According to a Fulani leader named Ardo Bello, the attackers entered the town while wearing uniforms and acting as members of a neighbourhood vigilante group before wreaking havoc on the residents.
“The attackers said they came to the community to arrest suspects, in the process, they opened fire on the people unrestrained killing 12 people on the spot,” Bello said.
Bello said 50 people, most of them women and children, are yet to be accounted for after the attack. He said the attackers also rustled 130 cows from the community.
The police spokesperson in the state, Usman Abdullahi, confirmed the incident to reporters. He said four suspects have been arrested in connection with the attack.
The community is said to be 30 kilometres away from Bali town, the council headquarters of Bali’s local government.
Newsmen saw how the victims were being conveyed to Bali town Monday morning on motorbikes in a viral video, as residents condemned the attack.