Gunmen kill four in troubled Taraba community



BARELY two days after gunmen killed one person at Ikyaior village in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State, the hoodlums struck again last night, killing four persons in separate attacks in the area.

A local resident, Mr. Msuuve Aondoakaa, told our correspondent on the telephone that gunmen numbering about 20 invaded Tor-Iorshagher village at about 9:30pm, killing one person and injuring several others.

Aondoakaa, who lamented series of unprovoked attacks in the area, called on Governor Darius Ishaku to find lasting solution to the insecurity situation in the area.

In another separate attack in the nearby Rafinkada, a resident, Mrs. Joy Audu, told our correspondent that three persons were killed on Wednesday night by gunmen, while others sustained bullet wounds.

The Chairman of the local government council, Mr. Daniel Adi, confirmed the two separate attacks to our correspondent in a telephone interview.

Adi said, “Yes, one person was killed in Tor-Iorshagher, while one was wounded. Three persons were killed in Rafinkada and two sustained injuries. I am just back from Tor-Iorshagher and Rafinkada villages where the attacks happened.”

When contacted, the state Police Public Relation Officer, David Misal, said he had yet to receive the report of the incident, but promised to confirm from the DPO of Wukari Division and get back.

However, as of the time of filing this report, he had yet to get back to our correspondent.

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