Gunmen have killed two soldiers and injured at least three others around Kofai Amadu in Takum, Taraba State.
The Chairman of the Local Government Area, Mr Shiban Tikari, who confirmed the sad incident to our correspondent, said that the gunmen had blocked the road and were trying to kidnap some persons when the military men who were on routine patrol of the troubled axis ran into them.
‘I can confirm to you that the armed men that I suspect to be of Tiv extraction attacked a military patrol van and killed one of the soldiers instantly while the others who sustained injuries are receiving treatment as we speak,’ he said.
‘It is so sad that the security in this axis has continued to deteriorate despite all the efforts been put in place. This is a very sad development. The people of this area must decide to give peace a chance so that there could be development in the area. Killing security operatives is a very serious offence and I hope the perpetrators know this.
Efforts to reach military authorities in the state for comment were unsuccessful as at press time.