Gunmen, Tuesday killed 10 people in Jibu village in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State, State Police Command has confirmed.
ASP Joseph Kwaji, police spokesman, told newsmen in Jalingo, the state capital, that the suspected assailants also burnt more than 20 houses.
“Yes, I can confirm to you that at about 5a.m. today, a group of Jukun youths stormed Jibu village, opened fire at the inhabitants and killed 10 people,” he said.
According to him, the suspected gunmen killed everyone they saw in the area irrespective of the person’s ethnicity and religion, including Jukuns.
“I can also confirm to you that 15 people are badly injured and about 20 houses were set ablaze,” he added.
Kwaji said a joint patrol of Mobile Police and military had since been deployed to intensify security in the area.
He therefore appealed to people in the area to stay calm, saying security personnel were on top of the situation.
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