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Gunmen on the rampage in Taraba State

20 October 2014, 07:01

Abuja - At least 25 people have been killed after unknown gunmen invaded Sondi village in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State.

Several others were wounded and properties worth millions of Naira was also destroyed in the attack which took place on Sunday, according to locals.

Most of the victims were said to be women and children as well as the aged.

Confirming the report the National President of the Nigeria Association of Wapan Students (NAWAS), Tsokwa Addanti Ajidiku, said the attackers stormed the village in the morning.

He alleged that security operatives in the area had knowledge of the possible invasion.

“We are not happy with the security operatives because they were aware that these attackers will be invading our village because the informed us, but yet they could not prevent such the attack,” he said.

Also Read: Four Taraba legislators dump APC for PDP

Ajidiku also blamed the state government for failing to put an end to the incessant killings and destruction of properties.

He also blamed legislators.

"Our law makers are doing nothing about this, we don't see their importance, especially the Speaker.”

Also confirming the attack, the State Commissioner of Police, Ademola Omole, said the attackers are suspected “to be armed Fulani men”.

He said seven people were killed and several others sustained various degrees of injuries.

According to him, relevant measures to restore normalcy had been put in place by the police.

“We are fully on ground. I have sent more of our men to the area and peace has returned," he said.

- CAJ News


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