Crime & SecurityLocal GovernmentNewsNigeriaGunmen Kill Secretary Lau Chiefdom in Taraba

By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz, regional Correspondent

Heavily-armed gunmen late Friday reportedly sneaked into a sleeping Kunini community in Lau Local Government Area of Taraba State, allegedly killing the secretary of Lau chiefdom-  Sakataren Sarki Mallam Aboki Adamu.

Disturbed residents say that the assailants emerged from a nearby bush and went straight to the house of the chiefdom scribe – Sakataren Sarki and opened fire on him instantly.

It was not clear what the assailants were after, but sources disclosed that they were on a kidnapping mission.

It was also gathered that some vigilante and police in the community, who got a distress call and rushed to the scene, forced the gunmen to flee.

‘’ They (gunmen) sneaked into his house, and opened fire on him, through the window.

‘’ His wife had a bullet- brush and the ridden bullet also a chopped-off leg of his little infant.

‘’ After the gunshots, we came to the scene but to no avail, as before our arrival the gunmen fled away,’’ said a local vigilante in Kunini.

Also corroborating a local resident who participated in the funeral rites of the late Sakataren Sarki said that‘’ they fired gunshots to scare us, but local vigilantes were notified but all in vain.

‘’The entire town is thrown into mourning and despair, with the incessant kidnappings; we are calling on security agencies to come to our rescue, in the recent time many people have deserted the town,’’ the source said.

The state police command is yet to comment on the incident.

Ibrahim Abdul' Aziz (Correspondent)
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