Four family members has been confirmed killed in a night attack on Mbiya central village on the outskirts of Takum town, Takum Local Government Area of the state.
The Chairman of Takum Local Government in Taraba State, Shiban Tikare, on Wednesday while confirming the killings said a nine-month-old baby survived the attack, that the attackers invaded the village around 2am on Wednesday and slaughtered the four family members who were deep asleep.
He said, “We heard gunshots around 1am along Takum-Ussa road and as we were making efforts to mobilise policemen to the area, we heard gunshots at Mbiya Central, a community just on the outskirts of the town.
“By the time we got there, four people had been slaughtered like chickens; a man, his wife and two children.
“A baby mysteriously survived the attack. The attackers whom we suspect to be Fulani herdsmen also attacked Basam, a village close to Gen. T.Y. Danjuma’s farm and set the whole village ablaze.”