At least seven people were brutally killed in Taraba state and several other wounded during the attack of unidentified militants in the Kortse village in Gassol local government area.
According to the reports from Taraba state, at least seven people were brutally killed and many others wounded, when some unidentified militants suspected to be herdsmen attacked the village of Kortse in Gassol local government area.
Village inhabitants told that the victims were attacked from ambush 5 kilometres away from Dan-Anacha town on their way to a rice farm near a fish pond.
Dan-Anacha is the commercial hub of the Gassol local government.
Esther Kumashenge, one of the victims who survived the attack, said that her two sons, Ushahemba Kumashenge and Sughter Kumashenge, were slaughtered in front of her.
“On sighting them, we started running but their targets were the men among us and they faced them squarely, shooting and cutting them with cutlasses,” she told, adding that “they would have killed all of us if they want because we were armless.”
Esther Kumashenge also told that she recognised the attackers, alleging they were from the house of one Alhaji Nyako.
She added that before attacking them from the bush some people spied on the would-be victims.
Joseph Kwaji, Taraba state police public relations officer, confirmed the incident to the press, telling that armed men attacked six families while they were fishing in the pond near Kortse village. He confirmed deaths of two people whose bodies were recovered near the pond, but stated that the search for the attackers in the area was unsuccessful.
Several survivors wounded in the attack received treatment at hospitals in Mutum-Biyu and Dan-Anacha.
This is the latest from the series of the bloody outrageous incidents in Taraba state.