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Several people abducted after gunmen kill three Security operatives in Checkpoint attack

Several people abducted after gunmen kill three Security operatives in Checkpoint attack

Three persons have been reportedly killed and several others abducted after unknown gunmen attacked a Taraba community recently.

The gunmen struck Bali, the Taraba community, on Sunday night on motorbikes and gunned down personnel of the Taraba Marshal in one of the checkpoints before proceeding to unleash terror on the people.

Confirming the report, the chief of the Tiv community in the council, Zaki David Gbaa, said two of his subjects were also killed by the attackers.

While admitting that scores of persons, most of whom are women, were abducted, Zaki urged the government to come to their aid.

He stressed that two of his subjects were killed in the attack and two others were injured.

The monarch said the injured persons are presently being treated in one of the hospitals in the council.

“For over four hours, the bandits held the town shooting sporadically and there was no response from security agencies.

“People are losing hope in the government’s ability to protect them and I think the bandits are not more than our security agencies,” the monarch said.

He also pleaded with the government to extend the much-desired helping hands to those that were injured.

At the time of filing this report, the police command could not be reached for confirmation.

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