Eight youths have allegedly been killed by the police in Jalingo, Taraba state capital while 14 others were shot on the legs, according to reports.
Eyewitneses said the police opened fire on the rampaging youths around Gadan Boboji and Jalingo main market.
A source who spoke on condition of anonymity to Daily Trust said he saw bodies of the youths killed being taken away by the police.
Meanwhile, spokesperson of Taraba State Police Command, ASP David Misal, said he could not verify the allegation as he’d not been properly briefed.
“I’m not officially briefed on this, l will find out and let you know if it is true or not that some youths got killed by tomorrow morning,” Misal said.
In the wake of the incident, most streets around Jalingo main market have been deserted as the police patrolled the metropolis.
Taraba state has over the past couple of years witnesses a myriad of ethnic clashes between its indigenes and the Hausa/Fulani communities.
Violence broke out I the capital Jalingo last week, prompting the police to deploy men to the city.