Barely twenty-four hours after gunmen abducted and killed a Local Government Chairman in the Ardo Kola area of Taraba State, at least two Policemen were reportedly gunned down by armed men in Karim Lamido Local Government Area of the state.
Taraba State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP David Misal, said that the policemen were shot Monday night near Jen Junction along Karim-Lamido road on their way to their duty post.
It was gathered that the victims were trying to do minor repairs on their vehicle when the gunmen on a motorcycle approached them and opened fire, killing two of them instantly.
The gunmen, it was further gathered took away two guns belonging to the victims and sped away into the bush.
“The police were attacked and killed while on their way to their duty post in Jen town. For now, we can not establish what could possibly be the motive behind such a heinous crime but we have launched an all-out investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice” DSP Misal said.
The gunmen had in the early hours of Sunday, attacked the residence of the Chairman Ardo Kola local government area Mr. Salihu Dovo, killed his nephew, and abducted him only to call a few hours later for the family to go and search for his body in the bush.
These incidents of killings, kidnapping, and other crimes in the state have heightened tension in Jalingo and indeed, most parts of the state as the security of lives and property is fast becoming highly threatened.