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TARABA: One killed, six kidnapped as gunmen attack houses

GUNMEN suspected to be kidnappers have killed one person and abducted six others in the Mile Six Area of Jalingo, the Taraba State capital.

The incident occurred in the early hours yesterday.

One person was said to be shot and receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.

A source in the area said the assailants operated for hours from one house to the other without interference by security operatives.

He identified one of the injured persons as a serving police officer who took a leave off his duty post to attend to his health.

According to the source, the deceased was the police officer’s daughter.

He stated that while three other people were abducted from nearby homes, the wife and two more children were taken from the house.

According to reports, the kidnappers have contacted the families and demanded N50 million in ransom.

Abdullahi Usman, the state’s police spokeswoman, later confirmed the event.

He stated that the authorities have begun an investigation into the tragedy and have started searching the adjacent mountains and forests for the victims.

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