An 85-year-old woman, Mama Labaran was on Sunday, January 4, 2015 found lifeless with her two eyes plucked by the site of her farm at the New Era Area of Jalingo, Taraba State.
According to Leadership reports, a resident of the area, disclosed that the deceased had gone to her farm at 7AM on Saturday, January 3, 2015 but failed to return home until late night when her neighbours joined her two daughters to search for her at the farm.
An eye witness who narrated the incident said, “After 24 hours that Mama Laraba did not return home from the farm, the two daughters and other neighbours who traced her to the farm, discovered that she was assassinated with the two of her eyes mutilated.”
One of the daughters of the deceased woman, Pastor Jummai Kefas disclosed that their aged mother left her home to her farm around Jenibambu to harvest her millet when she was killed by the assassins.
She said, “We noticed that all was not well when Mama did not return at the usual time that she do come back from the farm. When fear and suspicious engulfed our heart, we mobilized and went to look for her. On getting to the farm, we recovered her dead body by the side of the farm with the two eyes removed by unknown killers.”
The Taraba State Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Joseph Kwaji, confirmed the incident.