Unknown assailants hack 18 farmers to death in Taraba

Unknown assailants in the early hours of Sunday reportedly hacked 18 farmers to death at Dan-Anacha in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State.

It was learnt that the farmers were killed on their firms.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, David Misal said the casualty figures will soon be released.

“Actually, I cannot lie to you there are casualties, but we will release the figures later after we might have finish combing the area.

“It was an undercover attack by some unidentified people in the area,” Misal said.

He said the perpetrators of the act will be arrested and prosecuted.

The acting Chairman of Concerned Taraba Tiv Youth Frontier, Mr Dooior Torkula, said a total of 18 persons were killed in separate attacks.

Torkula said the frontier recovered 12 corpses in Dan-Anacha shortly after the attacks.

He said four other bodies were discovered outside the town and two others on their farms.

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