Gunmen Kill Two in attack on Taraba Community


By Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo

Gunmen on Wednesday, attacked Chinkai Village in Wukari Local Government area, killing two persons.

The attack is coming two days after an 18-year-old POS operator was stabbed to death by a thief in the same Wukari LGA, the hometown of Taraba State Governor, Dr. Agbu Kefas.

The Chairman of the LGA, Ismaila Dauda, confirmed the incident to newsmen via WhatsApp.

According to him, “Two persons were killed in Chinkai town on June 19, 2024, by bandits who entered the town and started shooting sporadically.

“It is unfortunate that our young men are being targeted. However, soldiers were mobilized to Chinkai, but before they got there, the bandits had left the town.”

The Village Head of Chinkai, Ezekiel Musa, also spoke and called on the state governor to ensure the deployment of more security operatives to their community.

When contacted, the spokesperson of the Taraba State Police Command, DSP Gambo Kwache, confirmed the incident.

She added that security measures have been put in place in the community to prevent future attacks.

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