Abuja - Unknown gunmen have killed two people and kidnapped two women after they attacked Kashimbila village of Takum local government of Taraba State.
It was established that the attack resulted to massive destruction of properties worth millions of Naira.
The attack also brought to a standstill construction work in the ongoing multipurpose dam projects situated in the village as the workers, most of who are foreigners, are planning leave the area.
A witness said the attackers stormed the village in the early hours of Friday setting houses on fire.
“The situation has temporarily made those working at the Kashimbila Dam project to stop work because they are afraid of being attacked by these unknown gunmen who have being terrorizing the state,” said the witness.
A member representing the area in the state House of Assembly, Mark Useni, confirmed the attack.
“The report I received indicated that two lives were lost in the attacked and two women were taken captive by the attackers. One of the women is a pregnant. As I am talking to you now, we have not seen them and we don’t know where they were taken to,” he said.
State Police Public Relations Officer, Joseph Kwaji, confirmed the incident.
“The information at our disposal revealed that unknown gunmen called Militias attacked the Tiv and Fulani people in Kashimbila,” he said.
He said attackers burnt down some houses.
One person was burnt beyond recognition.
“The attackers disappeared into thin air after succeeding in carrying out their operation,” Kwaji said.
– CAJ News