Ten farmers in Taraba State have been killed in an attack by suspected armed Fulani bandits.
The incident occurred in Nyicwu Village, in the Yangtu Development Area of Takum local government council on November 24.
Confirming the event on Saturday, the Taraba State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Usman, revealed that the assailants killed ten farmers who were on their way to their fields.
The victims, all members of the Kuteb ethnic group, were identified by the Command as Hope Hassan, Rimamsomtse Lamadi, Holiness Enoch, Rimamtsiki Enoch, Egwu Hassan, Saleh Kyatiki, Ephraim Atenji, Manasseh Atenji, and Hassan Songure.
According to the Command, the assailants escaped after the attack.
The Commissioner of Police Joseph Eribo, has ordered the immediate deployment of an anti-kidnapping team to the area.
The remains of the victims have been released to their relatives for burial.