Gunmen Kill Couple, Spare Baby in Taraba

There was unrest in the town of Wukari in Taraba State Tuesday after gunmen killed a man and his wife at their residence in while their child was spared.

The incident occurred 24 hours after herdsmen attacked Sacred Heart Minor Seminary, in Jalingo, inflicting gunshot injury on a priest.

Chairman of Wukari Local Government, Hon. Daniel Adi, confirmed the attack to newsmen in a telephone interview, Vanguard writes.

“We don’t know the reason for the attack, but the gunmen killed the man and his wife without carrying a single thing from their house,” he said.

“We are still investigating the situation, we don’t know whether they are armed robbers, assassins or it’s another form of terrorism in disguise. But investigations will reveal their identity.”

A resident of Wukari, Mr. Angyu Sabo who was also contacted said the incident happened few meters away from the office of Nigeria Prison Service in Wukari along Wukari – Ibi road.

Sabo said the entire town of Wukari has been thrown into deep shock and fear, calling for reinforcement of security personnel to reassure residents in the area.

Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations officer, Taraba state Command ASP David Misal said the police had launched an investigation to uncover those behind the latest attack.

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