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More corpses recovered in Taraba

31 July 2013, 16:42

Abuja - Four corpses suspected to be of victims fleeing the attack by gunmen at a village in Taraba State have been discovered in a river.

Speaking to this agency on Wednesday afternoon, Kefas Sule, the Chief Press Secretary to the Acting State Governor, said the Government was still receiving reports on the situation.

Five persons were killed on Tuesday in the Tapga Village of Ibi Local Government Area when armed militia group from the neighbouring Tarok Village of Plateau State attacked the Taraba village.

Many others sustained varying degrees of injuries in the attack while others were forced to desert Tapga village.

It appears that this is a border dispute between communities in Taraba and Plateau.

The Chairman of Ibi Local Council, Adamu Ishaku, earlier stated that the attackers came from Plateau and took the villagers unawares.

According to him, their plan was to invade and attack Sarki-Kudu Village but they could not cross the river, so they ended up attacking Tapga Village.

Security personnel have complained they could not reach the area except by helicopter because rainy weather has destroyed the roads.

He displaced villagers vowed not to return until the safety of their lives and property was guaranteed.

- CAJ News

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