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Gunmen kill 2 farmers, injure 12 others in Taraba - PPRO

23 August 2015, 10:07

Jalingo - The Taraba Police Command said on Saturday that unidentified gunmen shot dead two farmers on their farms in Kortse village in Gassol Local Government Area.

Joseph Kwaji, the Police Public Relations Officer, told the media that dozen others were injured in the attack.

He said that the gunmen also attacked six families, who were fishing in Kortse village, near Dan-Anacha, killed two persons, while others ran for their lives.

Also read: Gunmen injure 6 in Bisich, Plateau

He said that when the news of the attack got to the police, they combed the area but could not arrest any suspect.

Kwaji said that the remains of the deceased were recovered and handed over to their families for burial.

The victims of the attack were displaced persons, who returned home after previous deadly attacks in the area.

This was reportedly the third time in two weeks that the returnees were being attacked by unidentified gunmen. 



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