Suspected Bandits Kill 1, Abducted Many in Taraba

Tola Oguneye FRCN

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have attacked a border community between Taraba and Benue states, killing one person and abducting many.

The gunmen who stormed a border community in Benue State forced residents to flee to Koffai Ahmadu in Takum Local Government Area.

The Chairman of Takum Council, Shiban Tikari said that security has been beefed up in the neighbouring communities to avert escalation.

He described the incident as an act of cowardice, stressing that efforts are in top gear to cater for the displaced and return them to their ancestral homes.

The council boss said that no arrest had been made by security agencies.

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