‘Gunmen kill four in gov Ishaku’s hometown’

‘Gunmen kill four in gov Ishaku’s hometown’

Police have confirmed the death of four persons during gunmen who attacked the hometown of Taraba State governor, Darius Ishaku in Takun Local Government Area of Taraba State. The hoodlums invaded the town on Sunday morning while most residents were yet to return to church. The Spokesman of the Police Command, David Misal, confirmed the

Police have confirmed the death of four persons during gunmen who attacked the hometown of Taraba State governor, Darius Ishaku in Takun Local Government Area of Taraba State.

The hoodlums invaded the town on Sunday morning while most residents were yet to return to church.

The Spokesman of the Police Command, David Misal, confirmed the figure to Channels Television yesterday.

He explained that the armed men came in through the outskirt of Takum town and started shooting sporadically at people.

The assailants, according to Misal, were however repelled by operatives of the state Police Command and other security agencies on the ground.

He added that after engaging the gunmen, the police combed the area and found the bodies of four persons.

The Spokesman said three of the bodies discovered were believed to be bandits while the fourth person was a resident said to have been hit by stray bullets.

FILE PHOTO: DEAD BODIES

He noted that the assailants made attempts to burn down houses, but were repelled by combined forces of security agencies.

Misal reveled that the remains of the bandits and Takum resident have been deposited at the mortuary of the Takum General Hospital.

He gave assurance that the situation has been brought under control as security agencies have been deployed to the area to protect lives and property.

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Security has already been beefed up, according to him as a measure to strengthen security system in the area.

INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE, MOHAMMED ADAMU
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