Gunmen Kill 2, Abduct Pregnant Woman, burn Houses In Taraba

Two persons have been killed and two women, including a pregnant woman were kidnapped after gunmen attacked Kashimbilla community in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba on Friday.

This is coming barely three days after gunmen also attacked a community in Taraba killing 10 people and burning over 20 houses.

Confirming the attack to newsmen in Jalingo, a member of the Taraba House of Assembly, Mr Mark Useni, who represents Takum II Constituency said two women, including a pregnant lady, were taken hostage by the attackers and that efforts to find them has been futile.

However, the Public Relations Officer of the Taraba Police Command, Mr Joseph Kwaji, who also confirmed the incident,  said only one person was killed and that many houses were burnt.

Kwaji who alleged that the gunmen were from Benue said that the gunmen attacked the Jukun, Tiv and Fulani residents in the area.

The spokesman assured the residents of the area that investigations have begun.

Taraba state of recent has been under attacks by suspected Fulani Herdsmen. Just last month, March 23, 2014, suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked Buwa village, Ibi local government area of Taraba State, killing about seven people and burning houses.



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