Scores killed, 32 houses burnt as gunmen invade Taraba community

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– Suspected militia has attacked Rafin Kada town in Taraba state and killed many people.

– Rafin Kada, which is a Jukun town located along Takum-Wukari road, came under attack on Tuesday, June 25 morning by suspected militia

– The militia crossed from neighbouring Benue state into the town, killed many people and set many houses ablaze

Unknown gunmen on Tuesday, June 25, attacked Rafin Kada town, a Jukun community in Taraba state and killed many people, Daily Trust reports.

According to the report, the suspected militia men crossed from neighbouring Benue state and killed many people and set many houses ablaze.

They were also said to have attacked the vehicle of Wukari local government chairman and another vehicle conveying some soldiers to Rafin Kada, following distress calls sent to them.

It was further gathered that some Jukun youths from Wukari going to confront the attackers were ambushed and killed by the suspected militia at a forest.

Rafin Kada is the third Jukun town to be attacked by suspected militia in one week and several people killed. A

The chairman of Wukari local government, Mr Adi Daniel, said the militia men in large numbers launched an attack on the community early Tuesday, June 25.

He said some people were killed and about 32 houses burnt down by the attackers.

The spokesman of the state police command in Taraba state, David Misal confirmed that some armed militia crossed from Benue state and attacked a Jukun community near Wukari, killed one person and burnt some houses.

Meanwhile, two persons have died while three others have been injured following a clash between Ikot Osute and Ikot Ukpong villages in Oruk Anam local government area of Akwa Ibom state over a love affair gone sour.

One Ms Ime Etuo who had settled in her father’s compound in Ikot Osute after her divorce from her husband, reunited with her husband and lived with him in her father’s compound.

However, she was said to be involved in a love affair with another man from Ikot Ukpong village against the wish of her husband, and later, chased her husband away.

It was learnt that this infuriated youths in her community, and led by one Udeme, the youths beat up the new lover popularly known as until he died, a situation that sparked violence and open confrontation between the two communities.

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