2 Killed, 2 Kidnapped In Taraba

Gunmen on Friday attacked Kashimbilla community in Takum local government area of Taraba State, killing two persons and kidnapping two women.

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

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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 has not yielded any result.

The public relations officer of the state Police Command, Joseph Kwaji, who also confirmed the incident, however, said only one person was killed.

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Kwali, an assistant superintendent of police, said many houses were burnt. He alleged that the gunmen were members of a militia group who found their way to the area from Benue.

He also said that the gunmen attacked the Jukun, Tiv and Fulani residents in the area, but assured the residents of the area that the command was on top of the situation.

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