Gunmen kill 2, abduct pregnant woman, burn houses in Taraba

on   /   in Breaking-news 6:30 pm   /   Comments

Gunmen on Friday attacked Kashimbilla community in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba, killing two persons and kidnapping two women, including a pregnant lady.

A member of the Taraba House of Assembly, Mr Mark Useni, who represents Takum II Constituency, confirmed the attack to newsmen in Jalingo.

Useni said two women, including a pregnant lady, were taken hostage by the attackers.

He said efforts to trace the whereabouts of those taken hostage did not yield any result.

The Public Relations Officer of the Taraba Police Command, Mr Joseph Kwaji, who also confirmed the incident, however, said only one person was killed.

Kwali, who is an assistant superintendent of police, said many houses were burnt, alleging that the gunmen were from Benue.

He also said that the gunmen attacked the Jukun, Tiv and Fulani residents in the area.

The spokesman assured the residents of the area that the command was on top of the situation. (NAN)

    Print       Email