6 Dead, Several Others Injured In Taraba Attack

6 Dead, Several Others Injured In Taraba Attack

By Eseme MacDonald | Associate Editor on September 29, 2014
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Acting Governor of Taraba, Alhaji Garba Umar

At least six people have been allegedly shot dead and several others injured in the late hours of Saturday, September 27, 2014 in a brand new attack by unknown gunmen at Unguwan -Kwalla village, in Ibbi local government area of Taraba state.

According to a report by People’s Daily, BBC Hausa Service monitored in Jos noted that the attack transpired between two villages in the state which included Unguwan-Kwalla and Dampar, all in Ibbi Local government ASix Dead, Several Others Injuredrea.

Confirming the incident, the spokesman of Taraba state Police Command, DSP Joseph Kwaji, affirmed the unpleasant incident to be true but refuted the claims that six people were killed maintaining that it was only one person that was killed while many others sustained several injuries.

Furthermore, Kwaji acclaimed that the attack was launched by men suspected to be armed robbers.

Also, it was learnt that the victims of the attack were heading to Dampar town from the market when suddenly some unknown gunmen appeared out of the blue in Unguwar – Kwalla village and started unleashing terror upon them.

However, an eyewitness who claimed to have seen the dead bodies from the attack, reportedly disclosed that the killing could be traced to a communal clash.

Recently, the Ibbi and Wukari communities have been experiencing serious insecurity in which many people have been killed and a host of others seriously wounded.

 

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