Eight Shot Dead as Gunmen Raid Taraba Community

At least eight persons were killed while many sustained injuries in an attack on Jekun-Hou community in Ardo-Kola local government area of Taraba state.

Channels Television quoted a witness as saying the attack was carried out by suspected herdsmen.

Cyriacus Kamai, a reverend father, reportedly said the armed men attacked the village around 4pm killing.

Kamai, who could not hide his dismay with the unfortunate circumstance said since Monday this week when Murbai community was attacked and five villagers killed, there has been palpable tension in Kona Garu, Surbai, Janibanbur and Jekun-hou villages before the attack following threats by the suspects to attack them.

He said due to tension, they only succeeded in burying one of the eight dead bodies.

Kamai said residents of Jenibanbur community have fled their homes to take refuge in other villages because of a threat to attack them tonight.

He said so far, no security operative had been sent to douse the tension in the area.

Meanwhile, a reprisal attack was said to have happened at a market in Mayo Dasa community, with one person killed.

Currently, members of and neighboring communities are still fleeing their homes for fear of another attack.




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