Tension has continued to mount between herdsmen and Jukun youths in Takum local government of Taraba State over a tussle for ownership of about 295 herds of cows allegedly rustled from Manya village of the area.
Investigation in the area revealed that the dispute began on June 17, 2016 when five Jukun youths led by one Titi, a resident of Takum, invaded a Fulani settlement in Manya village and allegedly carted away about 295 cows belonging to one Alhaji Muhammadu Umaru.
It was further gathered that Isiaka Umaru who took care of the cows before the arrival of five youths, raised an alarm and informed the Fulani leaders in the area who later reported the matter to the Takum police division.
LEADERSHIP also learnt that the police in Takum later traced the cows to a place near the Mammy Market at the Army Barracks in Takum under the custody of Titi.
Confirming the incident, the commissioner of police Mr. Yakubu Babas said he ordered the transfer of the case from Takum to the state headquarters because of the sensitive nature of the case for proper investigation.