Armed militia group kills 5 people, injure others in Taraba

by Rachel Ogbu


Following the death of about 20 people in Sabon Gari, Kano on Monday after what was said to be a terror attack, five people were killed yesterday in Tapga Village of Ibi Local Government Area of Taraba state after armed militia group the village.

Reports indicate that the  armed militia group had come from a neighbouring village called Tarok.

The attack also left a lot of people injured who had said they were taken by surprise and many more had to flee their homes for safety.

The injured were said to have been taken to some clinics in Wukari and Ibi towns for treatment. It could not however be ascertained the reason for the attack, Vanguard reports.

[READ: Terrorism: Scores killed as multiple bomb blasts hit Kano ]

Chairman of Ibi council Adamu Ishaku, said the armed militia group previously wanted to invade Sarki-Kudu village of his council but after they failed, “they ended up lunching the attack on the unsuspecting residents of Tapga.” He claimed that security in some areas of Ibi has been loose especially at the coastal and border areas

Other reports puts the death toll at three and the fate of women and children left behind was still unknown.

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