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Defend yourselves, stations from gunmen attack – Umahi tells Police

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Barely a day after the grotesque homicide of two policemen by unknown gunmen in Taraba State, the state has once more been thrown into mourning following the killings of three farmers.

The farmers who had been tilling their farmlands in preparation for the wet season, had been on Wednesday hacked to loss of life within the farms by unknown individuals.

The incident, as gathered by DAILY POST occurred in Assa village of Wukari native authorities council of the state.

Confirming the incident to our correspondent, the Wukari council chairman, Dr. Daniel Adi expressed disappointment on the means and method harmless individuals had been being despatched to their graves by hoodlums.

Questioning why the spate of insecurity has been on the rise, he referred to as on each the state and federal authorities to do the needful by deploying extra safety operatives to the realm.

Although DAILY POST can affirm if the attackers had been Tiv as is speculated, Hon Adi expressed conviction that the attackers had been Tiv militiamen, whom he alleged have been terrorizing the realm.

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He mentioned, “From the knowledge we obtained from a survivor who took cowl when the farms had been invaded, the attackers got here from Ijandeikyura by way of Ikaior and are suspected to be Tiv militia.”

Interesting to the folks of the council to stay calm and to not take legal guidelines into their arms, Adi promised that the management of the council, will work with the safety operatives to trace down the perpetrators

A member of the family of one of many deceased who spoke to DAILY POST urged the federal government to depart no stone unturned in fishing out the killers of the three farmers whom he described as law-abiding residents of the nation.

Ought to the federal government fail to do the needful, the household and the group could be left with no possibility apart from to launch a reprisal assault.

When reached for additional affirmation, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), David Misal, mentioned the command remains to be ready for an official report of the incident from the Divisional Police Officer (DPO)of the council.

Apart from the spate of kidnappings and armed bandits actions which have enveloped the state, particularly the southern geopolitical zone, which contains of Wukari, Takum, Ussa, Donga and Ibi councils, the continued chilly warfare between the Tiv and Jukun, has continued to present indigenes course or concern.

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