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TARABA: Bandits storm Karim Lamido, kill 25, burn houses

AT least 15 people, including three housewives have been killed at Binnari and Jab Jab villages in Karim Lamido Local Government Area.

It was gathered that the bandits stormed Binnari at about 4am today, shooting sporadically.

The villagers were said to have attempted to fight back but the bandits who reportedly numbered over 50, overpowered them.

According to Daily Trust, the bandits attacked the two villages in retaliation of killing of some kidnappers by vigilante in the area a few weeks ago.

It was gathered that bandits were killed during the encounter and the ones who survived the attack escaped with the corpses of their gang members.

During the retaliatory attack on Jab Jab, the gunmen were said to have killed many people and set houses ablaze.

DSP Usman Abdullahi, Public Relations Officer of the state Police Command, confirmed the attack but said officers had been deployed in the area.

“The police are now on ground and are making effort to restore normally and we  have no casualty figure for now,” he said.

There has been increase in insecurity across the country and efforts to contain the trend have not yielded the desired result.

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