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Gunmen Shoot Policeman, Two Others In Taraba Just 1 Day After Attack On Family Of Five

Posted by Samuel on Wed 28th Aug, 2019 -

Some gunmen have reportedly shot a police officer and two others hour after an attack on a family of five.

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A policeman, bus driver, and his conductor shot in Takum, Taraba state, Tuesday evening, SaharaReporters reports.

The attack came a day after a family of five was badly injured by gunmen in Takum.

The victims are currently receiving treatment at Takum General hospital, according to local sources from Kofai Amadu village, Takum.

The name of the policeman was given as Sergeant Mohammad Abdullahi, that of the driver and his conductor were given as Sadiq Salihu and Mallam lsiaku.

Shiban Tikari, council chairman of Takum, confirmed the attack.

He said, "Three vehicles were attacked along kofai Amadu road, close to a village called Kpakufun."

The bus driver who could barely speak told SaharaReporters, "The assailants came out from the bush, firing sporadically at the bus, injuring me and other occupants of the bus."

The policeman was said to have been shot in a crossfire with the gunmen.

According to the chairman, a  police patrol vehicle ran into the attackers and one of the policemen was shot and badly injured.

Meanwhile, the state police command has yet to confirm the incident, as the command's spokesman, David Misal, said, "I've yet to be briefed on the attacks."

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