The Police Public Relations Officer in Taraba State, David Missal has confirmed the killing of five persons after some gunmen attacked Dan-Anacha and Dinya villages in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba on Monday night.
Missal told newsmen on Tuesday that, “The suspected bandits attacked the villages, burnt down some houses and killed five people in the process.
“We deployed our men to the area, but unfortunately most of the bandits fled before the arrival of the police.
“Our men, however, shot and killed one of the bandits, who was trying to escape with valuable items,” he said.
Missal added that calm had returned to the area as men of the force were ”on top of the situation”.