19 killed as bandits, vigilante members clash in Taraba

Suspected armed bandits on Friday evening, reportedly attacked and killed 13 people including vigilante members in Karekuka village in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State.

A local source who confirmed the incident to Tribune Online on Saturday also said six local vigilante members lost their lives in the attack while many others injured.

The source, however, disclosed that the vigilantes also killed six of the bandits.

The source also told our correspondent that the bandits also attacked Garin Gidado community on Saturday morning but no one was killed in the attack. 

Taraba State police command have also confirmed the attack and said, officers, have been drafted to the scene to restore normalcy and also convey the corpses to a nearby morgue as investigations commence.

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