7 Feared Killed At Boundary Between Plateau And Taraba

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Yakubu Busari

A family of seven has been confirmed killed, including an unborn baby by some suspected attackers who invaded Gidan Sarkin Noma in IBBi local Government area of Taraba State

Police public Relation Officer, Asp Joseph Kwaji told Journalists that“the incident happened at about 12 midnight during which seven people were shot“.

He said, “The Divisional police in charge of the area including the DPO have been drafted to the area on boundary of plateau and Taraba states“

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An eyewitness, Mallam Ilayasu Sabo said “we were forced to run inside River Benue and cross to the other side of the river because the attackers came with sophisticated weapon shooting randomly.”

According to him, the affected family were given a mass burial as their bodies were badly affected.

He told the media that “another person was killed yesterday at Gungun Abdullahi by the same attackers“suspected to Jukun Bannu.

A relation of the one of the victim, Kabiru Usman Jibbu said “ people in the area living in fear as no one know whether the attackers will revisit again.”

He called on the authority of IBBI local government and the Special Military Task Force in Plateau state to intensity patrol in the affected boundary to avoid further killing.

The people of the boundary between plateau and Taraba state has never known peace following the hostilities that resulted to the killing of Seven Soldiers in the area by some militias last year.

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