100 houses burnt as bandits attack Taraba villages

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Suspected Jukun militia have again wreaked havoc in Tor-Damisa — a Tiv village in Donga Local Government Area of Taraba State, killing one person and razing about 100 houses.

Confirming the attack, former Special Assistant to Governor Darius Ishaku on Youth Mobilisation, Hon. Kura Kurason, said the attackers in their numbers invaded the village at about 4:30am on Thursday through Rafinkada and shot indiscriminately as the villagers scampered to safety.

According to him, another batch of attackers came from Donga and launched another attack on Tiv villages of Tor-manger and Zaki Ako on the outskirts of Akate, all on Thursday morning

“In the two attacks, over 100 houses and a vehicle were burnt, while a teenager was shot and is currently receiving treatment in a hospital.

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“This attack is unfortunate and condemnable. We have been holding series of meetings to bring these attacks to a halt and ensure return of peace, yet attacks are happening,” Kurason lamented.

Also speaking on the incident, the caretaker chairman of Donga Local Government Council, Hon. Nashuka Ipeyen, said “I got information that some people were attacking Tor-Damisa at about 5:10am and I quickly alerted security personnel who went and dispersed the attackers.

“I also went there to assess the level of damage and in the process, we picked up a teenager who was shot and brought him to the hospital. The boy is safe and is responding well to treatment.

“I have since contacted relevant authorities and efforts are on to deploy security to Donga,” he said.

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