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June 21, 2024

Anxiety as gunmen attack Taraba community, kill two

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By Femi Bolaji, Jalingo 

There is a resurgence of apprehension in the Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State, where pockets of insecurity have again resurfaced. 

The latest incident occurred in Chinkai Village, where marauders struck on Wednesday, killing two persons.

This attack happened two days after an 18-year-old POS operator was stabbed to death by a thief in the same Wukari LGA, the hometown of Taraba State Governor, Dr. Agbu Kefas.

The Chairman of the LGA, Ismaila Dauda, confirmed the incident to newsmen via WhatsApp. 

According to him, “Two persons were killed in Chinkai town on June 19, 2024, by bandits who entered the town and started shooting sporadically. 

“It is unfortunate that our young men are being targeted. However, soldiers were mobilized to Chinkai, but before they got there, the bandits had left the town.”

The village head of Chinkai, Ezekiel Musa, also spoke and called on the state governor to ensure the deployment of more security operatives to their community.

When contacted, the spokesperson of the Taraba State Police Command, DSP Gambo Kwache, confirmed the incident.

She added that security measures have been put in place in the community to prevent future attacks.