Five Killed, Houses Burnt In Fresh Taraba Attack

Nwangoro Nnaemeka  
Updated June 26, 2019
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No fewer than five persons have been reported killed in Tor Musa, under Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State. 

The chairman of the Local Government Area, Daniel Grace told Channels Television that about 100 houses were also burnt in the attack which was carried out on Tuesday.

He claimed that the attack was carried out by Tiv militia who wore military camouflage.

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“The militia came in through Kyado in Benue State and ambushed people around TorMusa.

“They were dressed in military uniform. They killed five persons, while several others were injured.

“I can confirm to you that about 100 houses have been burnt down by the attackers,” the local government chairman said.

Meanwhile, the spokesman of the state police command, DSP David Misal said he has no information of the incident as the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the area is yet to brief him.

The fresh attack has however heightened tension in the area of Taraba State.

Taraba State has witness spate of attacks which has been on the rise. Last week, many houses including a police station were burnt down by attackers in Chunku Community in Wukari Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.

The increased attacks resulted in a protest by Women of Kona community who marched through Kona Garu streets in Jalingo and ended at ATC.

The women lamented that they are terrified by the incessant attacks.

This resulted in a curfew imposed by the Taraba State Government. The curfew was later relaxed.