Herdsmen allegedly threaten to storm another Taraba seminary with their cattle
– Rector of the church of the diocesan Sacred Heart Minor Seminary in Jalingo, Taraba state has alleged that some herdsmen had threatened to graze inside in the school
– Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Atsue declared that some gunmen earlier invaded the school
– Atsue said they shot at the students in the school and broke window glasses in the process
Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Atsue and rector of the seminary announced on Wednesday, May 30 alleged that some herdsmen had threatened to graze inside the church of the diocesan Sacred Heart Minor Seminary in Jalingo, Taraba state, Daily Trust reports.
In a statement made available to our reporter, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Atsue, Rector of the seminary announced the attack on the school which took place “in the early hours of 28/05/2018 at about 12:30am by sophisticated armed Fulani Herdsmen.”
According to him, “They shot sporadically at the Rector’s residence, broke window glasses in the process, litered live bullets were collected by police, windscreen of one of the vehicles belonging to one of the priests, they shot and injured one of the priests Rev. Fr. Cornelius kobah on the leg, beat up Fr. Stephen Bakari.
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“From their conversation we were able to understand that their grievances against us is that the security men in the Seminary have been challenging their decision to graze right inside the Seminary: around the classes, football field, laundry etc.
“They said even inside the church if they see grass their cows will graze.”
The rector said two students who were showing the herdsmen the way to the Father’s house suffered injuries from the herdsmen sticks.