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Tension in Taraba as suspected militias kill soldiers, injure others

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Suspected armed militia have been reported to have killed a soldier in an ambush that occurred in Kofia-Adamu village of Takum Native Authorities Council of Taraba State.

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DAILY POST gathered that three different troopers who sustained gunshot wounds are present process medical care in an undisclosed hospital.

The assault which occurred on the early hours of as we speak has begun to create stress in the neighborhood as residents of their quantity are relocating to safer areas.

Confirming the assault to DAILY POST, the council chairman, Shiban Tikari, who lately escaped the bullets of the militias stated the troopers have been ambushed in Kofia-Adamu village alongside Takum-Wukari highway on the “early hours of as we speak. ”

Disturbed by the incessant assaults, he confused on the necessity for the federal authorities to come back to the aide of the state authorities with a purpose to successfully checkmate hoodlums’ actions within the council and within the southern a part of the state.

Suspecting the militias to be of the Tiv extraction, he stated, they got here from “Tiv villages. ”

Residents of the group who bared their minds to DAILY POST confirmed that the assault has continued to ignite stress within the space, stating that, “We’ve got all concluded plans to not sleep right here as we speak.”

Citing how troopers have been alleged to have launched an assault within the neighboring state of Benue following the killings of some troopers, he stated, “the concern of being attacked has began to pressure ladies different individuals to flee. ”

DAILY POST stories {that a} cellular policeman hooked up to the 67 Cell Police Squadron, which is situated within the stated council was early this week hacked to demise by the suspected militias, whereas making an attempt to guard his principal, who was the chairman of the council from gunshots.

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