Herdsmen slaughter man and family in Taraba

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Four members of a family were brutally slaughtered ‘like chickens’ by suspected herdsmen at Mbiya village in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State on Wednesday, April 4, 2018.

According to the Chairman of Takum LGA, Shiban Tikare, only the 9-month-old baby of the family was spared by the attackers as Sunday Sabo, his wife and two of their children were slaughtered in their sleep in the early hours of Wednesday.

Tikare said, “The attackers invaded the village at night and slaughtered four members of a family who were deep asleep.

“We heard gunshots around 1 am along Takum-Ussa road. While we were making efforts to mobilize policemen in the area, we heard sporadic gunshots at Mbikka Central, a community just at the outskirt of the town.

“By the time we got there, four people were slaughtered like chickens – a man, his wife, and two children. A baby mysteriously survived the attack.

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