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Gunmen kill Two  farmers, others missing in Taraba


Gunmen kill Two  farmers, others missing in Taraba

By Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo 

Gunmen suspected to be militias operating between Wukari and Donga local government areas of Taraba state on Wednesday attacked and killed Two farmers on their farm on Wednesday at Gbuo village of Donga local government area of Taraba state. 

The now Late Mr. Ihyom Torkyondu and Mr. Ime Nzuu all from Donga local government area were on working with family members when the attackers struck and gunned them down, as several others including women and children are still unaccounted for.

The attackers according Jude Karjo, a Fulani herder who spoke with correspondents on phone from the area said the militias ambush the farmers in the early hours of Wednesday at a stream called Agbo close to the farm land where the two people were killed.

“We saw them as we were taking our cows for Grazing in the early hours of today (Wednesday) we could not go far again because we suspected they were out for something, we saw them attacking the farmers, some of the villagers ran and pass through our houses, the militias followed them and came into our houses, they even ransacked our houses, alleging that we hide some of the Tiv people in our huts. Karjo said. 

The traditional head of Tiv people in Donga local government area Zaki Ugondu Uma while speaking to LEADERSHIP over the incident said the bodies two persons who were killed by the militias have been evacuated by the Joint Military Taskforce posted to the area.

“We called the security to confirm the incident, they witness as the bodies were evacuated, they gave us permission for buried which we are about doing as I speak to you. Uma stated.

The acting police public relations officer PPRO Taraba state command  James Lashen did not respond to his calls to confirm the.incident at the time the report.

Gunmen kill Two  farmers, others missing in Taraba

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