Fresh attacks: Gunmen kill four in Taraba

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Barely two days after gunmen killed one person at Ikyaior village in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State, gunmen Wednesday night killed four persons in separate attacks in the area.

A resident, Mr. Msuuve Aondoakaa, told our correspondent on the phone that gunmen numbering about 20 invaded Tor-Iorshagher village about 9:30 pm, killing one person and injuring several others.

Aondoakaa, who lamented series of unprovoked attacks in the area, called on Governor Darius Ishaku to find a lasting solution to the insecurity situation in the area.

In another attack, in nearby Rafinkada, Mrs. Joy Audu, told our correspondent that three persons were killed on Wednesday night by unknown gunmen, while others sustained bullet wounds.

Chairman of the Local Government Council, Mr. Daniel Adi, confirmed the two attacks to our correspondent in a telephone interview.

Adi, who said he had visited the two villages and directed that the dead bodies be buried, noted that he had convened a security meeting with a view to finding a solution to the incessant attacks and killings in the area.

“Yes, one person was killed in Tor-Iorshagher, while one was wounded. Three persons were killed in Rafinkada and two sustained injuries.

“I am just back from Tor-Iorshagher and Rafinkada villages where the attacks happened.

“The two communities are relatively calm and we are going to have a security meeting to discuss a way forward,” he said. Punch

 

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