22.1 C

Unknown gunmen attack community in Taraba, kill 3


1min read

THE Taraba State Police Command has confirmed an attack by unidentified gunmen on Gazabu, a community in Bali Local Government Area of the state.

Taraba State Police Spokesperson David Misal, in a phone conversation with The ICIR, said that the attack which occurred on Thursday, resulted in the deaths of about three people.

“The reports we received is that there is an attack by yet-to-be-identified gunmen, which led to the death of three people. That is the number we are able to confirm at the moment,” he said.

He stated that the Police were making efforts to restore peace, as security personnel had been deployed to the area to restrict the spread of violence to other communities.

“The commissioner has ordered the immediate deployment of Police personnel to the area, and investigation has commenced immediately. Also, we are trying to ensure that the attacks do not spread to other communities,” he said.

Like many states in Nigeria, Taraba has been faced with security crises in recent years. The rising spate of insecurity has been the major cause of mass internal displacement in the state.

According to reports, thousands of indigenes have given up their homes and drawn closer to the state capital, Jalingo, for safety. Some fear that their forced migration may be permanent as the violence has claimed several lives, homes, farms and other sources of livelihood.

- Advertisement -


- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Support the ICIR

We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.


Again, FG accuses National Assembly member of sponsoring Igboho

  THE Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami has...

Two remaining Igboho’s aides regain freedom after 114 days in SSS detention

TWO remaining aides of the embattled Yoruba Nation agitator Sunday Adeyemo, also known as...

Share price of Trump’s new social media platform surges by 100%

INVESTORS trading on Friday saw a 100 per cent increase in the share price...

NARTO seeks inclusion in PIA implementation

THE Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) leadership has asked the Federal Government...

Cold World: How SARS killed 20-year-old Daniel Chibuike Onyeukwu

Dominic Onyeukwu managed to save his unborn son’s life during a riot. 20 years...

Most Read


Subscribe to our newsletter