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Tension As Gunmen Kills 12 In Fresh Attack

Tension As Gunmen Kills 12 In Fresh Attack

The attackers went to the community disguised as members of a local vigilante.

Armed persons killed at least 12 people in Bali Local Government Area of Taraba State, North-east Nigeria on Sunday.

Residents said the incident occurred at Mubizen, a Fulani community in the Pangri District.

Tension As Gunmen Kills
Tension As Gunmen Kills

A Fulani leader, Ardo Bello, told BBC Hausa, that the assailants went to the community wearing uniforms and posing as members of a local vigilante group before unleashing mayhem on the community.

Tension As Gunmen Kills

“The attackers said they came to the community to arrest suspects, in the process, they opened fire on the people unrestrained killing 12 people on the spot,” Mr Bello said.

Mr Bello said 50 people, most of them women and children, are yet to be accounted for after the attack. He said the attackers also rustled 130 cows from the community.

The police spokesperson in the state, Usman Abdullahi, confirmed the incident to reporters. He said four suspects have been arrested in connection with the attack.

Tension As Gunmen Kills

The community is said to be 30 kilometres away from Bali town, the council headquarters of Bali’s local government.

Media saw how the victims were being conveyed to Bali town Monday morning on motorbikes in a viral video, as residents condemned the attack.

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