Today 8 February, 2023

Suspected herdsmen allegedly hack former Lawmaker, one other person to death

Suspected herdsmen allegedly hack former Lawmaker, one other person to death

A former councillor identified as Honourable Gbaro have been killed alongside one other person by suspected herdsmen in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State.

It was learnt that Gbaro and the other deceased person were found dead on with machete cuts on their bodies, eyewitnesses said.

A member of the community, KM Kasman, on Friday told The Nation that the former councillor was on his farm when the marauders ran in on him while pursuing other victims. He alleged the killers are herdsmen.

“Three persons were clearing grasses at Muji farm settlement.

“The bushes have dried up and soon people would start burning bush and they don’t want their homes to be burnt in the process.

“While three of them were working, some killer people came around. They were seven in number; some with guns and some with machetes.

“So, while those of them with guns were trying to cork their guns, two of the farmers escaped to the main road but one of them who was unlucky was killed.”

According to a source, it was in the process of pursuing the other two (who had escaped) that the assailants met the former councillor on his farm and killed him.

Police spokesman in Taraba state, Abdullahi Usman, who confirmed the incident said investigation was on to find out perpetrators of the dastardly act.

“From my records and reliable information, these two men went to their farms and couldn’t come back. The people only found their corpses lying dead with machete cuts.

“Investigation is ongoing. Immediately we find out those who committed the act, we shall communicate to you accordingly,” Usman stated.

Takum and other Local Government Areas of southern Taraba have been at the receiving end of vicious attacks leading to the destruction of lives and property as well as humanitarian crisis.

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