Bandits attack Taraba village, murder 10 persons


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Rafinkada, a village in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State, has been left in ruins following an attack by bandits on Tuesday.

The gunmen, who came in army camouflage, killed 10 people and set several houses on fire.

The Caretaker Chairman, Wukari Local Government, Daniel Adi, confirmed this development, adding that while the attack on Rafinkada was going on, another batch of the attackers blocked the Wukari-Takum Road at a forest close to Wukari and killed five.

He said a soldier was injured in the attack at Rafinkada and was receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Wukari.

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Local residents also said five persons were killed at the Takum junction in Wukari in what appeared to be a reprisal on Rafinkada.

Speaking to ThePunch, an eyewitness confided in The PUNCH, that, three people were already killed before the bandits get their vehicle at a checkpoint,

“All the passengers were asked to come down and identify themselves. I don’t know who they were actually looking for. But two of the passengers were removed and taken away,” he said.

Many of the passengers, who travelled on the Jalingo-Wukari Road, told one of our correspondents that the situation was bad and scary as vehicles were been checked and some people killed in the process.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, David Misal, also confirmed the attack in Wukari, but said only one person was killed.

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