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Soldiers killed after gunmen attack in Taraba

30 April 2015, 19:34

Taraba - Suspected Fulani gunmen have reportedly killed six soldiers in an attack in Amar and Kambari in Karim-Lamido Council of Taraba State.

Three other soldiers are said to be missing after the attack.

According a witness in the area, the soldiers were on patrol in the area sharing a boundary with the neighbouring Plateau State when gunmen ambushed them.

“There were nine soldiers. My brother is one of the soldiers that were killed,  so I am not in any way exaggerating at all," he said.

He called on the federal government to intervene in the security situation of the state.

Chairman of the council, Bobbo Bello Bendu, said the attack has been reported to the appropriate authorities handling security situation in my area.

“We are living in fear because we suspect that the soldiers would want to retaliate," he said.

Bendu disclosed that suspected gunmen from Tarok in the neighbouring Plateau had recently attacked Fumang village in the council.

Also read: Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kill 21 in Yobe State

“They are now destroying properties and killing innocent people,” he said.

He stressed the need for the police authority to as a matter of urgency re-deplore anti riot policemen to the area.

A military source under condition of anonymous told journalists in the state that the news of the attack had reached the two barracks in the state.

“Our men in both Takum and Sarti Barrack in Gashaka are already aware of the development. I am not in position to speak on that though," he said.

Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Joseph Kwaji, said he was not in a position to speak on issues relating to the military.

“Anything that is related to the military, I am not oblige to make comment because I cannot speak on their behalf.”

- CAJ News


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