Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Gunmen storm Taraba villages, kill five people

Armed persons on Monday night invaded two communities in Taraba State killing at least five people. Two village heads, the chairman of a vigilante group and two other persons were killed by the yet to be identified gunmen in Karim Lamido Local Government Area of Taraba State, Premium Times reports.

Locals say that the gunmen, numbering about 30, invaded the two communities of Bilango 1 and Bilango 2 in old Muri area.

The traditional rulers killed were identified as Garba Dangari, the village head of Bilango 1, and Sarki Ali, village head of Bilango 2.

“The gunmen suspected to be kidnappers were said to be on retaliation mission over the killing of suspected kidnappers by hunters and vigilante in the area,” a local vigilante official who asked not to be named for security reasons told the medium.

The gunmen also reportedly abducted five children in the area before escaping into neighbouring Plateau State, the official said.

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