The chairman of Wukari Local Government Council in Taraba State, Adigrace Daniel, yesterday said two farmers were shot dead on their farms; while another person was also gunned down along Rafin kada-Wukari road Sunday. He alleged that Tiv militia were behind the killings.
He gave the names of those killed as Alhaji Baba Ibrahim, ward head of Karofi in Wukari town; Luka Gamani and Dunya Danlami. Daniel said the matter was reported to the army and the police, adding that no arrest was made.
Reacting to the allegation, the spokesperson of the Tiv community in the state, David Oche, said it was wrong for Jukuns to always accuse the Tiv of any crime committed in Wukari area. He said criminals usually take advantage of a crisis situation.
Oche said proper investigation should be carried out to identify those responsible for the attacks rather than accuse the Tiv who were “always victims of attacks in the area”.
The spokesman of the state police command, David Misal, said the command was not aware of the latest killings in Wukari.