Six killed in fresh Taraba attacks

Six people have been confirmed killed and three others missing following fresh attacks on Taraba State between Wednesday and Thursday.

The Taraba attacks happened separately in Wukari and Donga local government areas of the state.

The Caretaker Chairman of Donga Local Government Council, Nashuka Ipeyen, said three Jukun youths were killed on their way to Wukari while their rice-laden vehicle was taken away by the attackers.

Ipeyen further explained that a Tiv man and two Jukun were also killed in Donga while three were missing following tension that greeted the killing of three youths from Donga who were on their way to Wukari.

The caretaker chairman noted that he was making frantic efforts to bring the situation under control.

He added, “I am out now to talk to the people on the need to stop the killings.  Many houses have been burnt and valuable property destroyed. This is unfortunate and we must stop this hostility.”

The President General of Tiv Cultural and Social Association, Chief Goodman Dahida, I said the attacks were carried out by armed robbers who had on several occasions blocked the said road and cause mayhem.

Dahida dissociated the Tiv from the attack and called on security agencies to help fish out the criminals terrorising the area.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, David Misal, confirmed the attack, saying the police were on top of the situation. He added that a manhunt had been launched for those that committed the crime.

He said that security agencies in the state would not rest until those who were behind the nefarious act were brought to book.

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