9 May 2014

Nigeria: Gunmen Kill Two in Fresh Taraba Attack - Police

Gunmen on Friday attacked Kano-Kambarawa Village in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba and killed two persons.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Taraba, Joseph Kwajion, confirmed the killing in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Jalingo on Friday.

Mr. Kwajion said the assailants attacked the village at about 10.30a.m.

"Yes, I can confirm to you that at about 10.30 a.m., our men found two corpses in Kano-Kambarawa Village.

"Our investigations revealed that the two men were shot by heavily armed herdsmen who stormed the village", he said.

Mr. Kwaji, however, said that a joint patrol of mobile police and military personnel had been deployed to intensify security in the area.

The spokesman appealed to people in the area to stay calm, saying security personnel were on top of the situation.

He assured members of the community that "the perpetrators of this dastardly act" would be brought to book.

Violence in southern Taraba has so far claimed the lives of over 50 people while hundreds have fled the area in the past two months.

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