Gunmen Attack Police Checkpoint, Kill Two Mobile Policemen In Taraba

Musa Affos (Rhapsodi), Jalingo

Two mobile policemen have reportedly been killed and their rifles carted away by unknown gunmen in Taraba state.

The security men made their end when the gunmen who are suspected to be bandits attacked their checkpoint in Dogon-Gawa community, a suburb of Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State on Monday night Shooting them and ran away with their rifles.

The chairman of Takum Local Government Area, Shiban Tikari confirmed the incident to our reporter, he revealed that the gunmen came on motorbikes, adding that the colleagues of the deceased police officers went to a nearby town to get foodstuff for all of them before the gunmen attacked.

”This is indeed unfortunate and uncalled for. They came on motorcycles, opened fire on the two police officers unexpectedly, killed them, and took away their rifles.

“The two police officers that were killed were left by their colleagues to man the checkpoint who went to a nearby town to get foodstuff for all of them.

“The gunmen came on motorcycles, they opened fire on the two policemen, killed them, and took away their rifles.

“This has caused tension, but I have tried my best to calm the situation down,” he said.

According to Hon. Tikari, the bandits usually disguise themselves in special joint tax force uniforms to commit such evil crimes.

The Taraba state command, police public relations officer, ASP Leha Reform couldn't be reached as he didn't return the message sent to him by our reporter.

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