June 15, 2024

June 15, 2024

Terrorists Storm Taraba Mosque, Kill Three, Abduct Many In During Iftar

Terrorists have reportedly kidnapped an unconfirmed number of people in Baba Juli village in the Bali Local Government Area of Taraba State.


The criminals according to reports, stormed the area on Tuesday evening while Muslim worshippers were breaking their fast.


Three people were immediately killed in the attack.


The assailants numbering about 50, reportedly attacked the mosque where they abducted many worshippers observing their Iftar and took them to an unknown location.


Reports had it that the terrorists had in March attacked the village but were forced to flee after a serious exchange of fire with security operatives.


Speaking, however, on the recent attack, a resident of the village who spoke with DailyTrust said, “Yesterday’s attack caught us unawares. We were breaking our fasting inside the mosque when we started hearing gunshots and there was nothing we could do to counter the terrorists.”


The spokesperson for Taraba State Police Command, DSP Usman Abdullahi, confirmed the incident but said he was waiting for more details from the police Divisional office in Bali.


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