Eight killed in taraba

CAN Decries Alleged Plot To Disrupt Elections In Taraba

No fewer than eight persons have been killed, with houses burnt down and several others injured following an attack on Jekun-Hou community in Ardo-Kola local government area of Taraba state.

The attack on Friday evening is said to be by suspected herdsmen.

A resident of Jekun-hou community and a Reverend Father Mister, Cyriacus Kamai told Channels Television that the armed herdsmen came in their number and attacked the village at about 4:00pm killing seven persons, with one badly injured with bullet wounds and matcheted and eventually died before been treated at Nukkai community.

Mr Kamai, who could not hide his dismay with the unfortunate circumstance said since Monday this week when Murbai community was attacked and five villagers killed, there has been palpable tension in Kona Garu, Surbai, Janibanbur and Jekun-hou villages before the attack following threats by the herdsmen to attack them.

He said due to tension, they only succeeded in burying one of the eight dead bodies.

Mr Kamai said residents of Jenibanbur community have fled their homes to take refuge in other villages because of a threat to attack them tonight.

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