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Suspected bandits attack Taraba council chairman, kill police member

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Suspected bandits attack Taraba council chairman, kill police member

By Martins Abochol

A police officer attached to Mr. Shoban Tikari, chairman of the Takum local government council in Taraba, was killed on Saturday by suspected bandits who opened fire on the president’s vehicle in the village of Dogo-Gawa in Takum LGA .

The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that the deceased policeman was from the 67th Mobile Police Squadron, located in the region.

Tikari, who confirmed the attack, said the militia, in numbers, launched an attack on his motorcade as he made his way to Takum, claiming the life of the deceased in the process.

The president, who declined to give the name of the deceased, called on the federal government to deploy more security personnel in the area.

The councils of Takum and Wukari in southern Taraba recently witnessed a wave of bandit attacks that resulted in the deaths of civilians and security personnel. (NOPE)

(NAN)

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