Gunmen invade community, kill traditional ruler in Taraba

Monday, June 3, 2024
 -Unknown gunmen have killed the village head of Usmanu in Karim-Lamido Local Government Area of Taraba State, throwing residents into mourning.

It was gathered that the incident happened Sunday night.

There were also sporadic gunshots which scared away inhabitants of the community.

The Chairman of Karim-Lamido LGA, Bitrus Danjos, confirmed the incident to newsmen.

Danjos noted that the news of the monarch’s death came as a shock to him, especially since the deceased’s younger brother was also killed a few months ago.

He said, “I was called from Usmanu Village that the village head, HRH Auwal, was killed by unknown gunmen.

“The people in the village have deserted the community while running for their lives.

“As we speak, security agencies are in the village to ensure calm and normalcy return’’


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