By Stephen Osu
Unknown gunmen attacked yet another village in Wukari local government area of Taraba state and 25 people, including women and children, lost their lives.
An indigene of Ardoyaku village, Barr. Luka Agbu, told Blueprint on telephone that the attack was carried out on Easter Monday at about 9 p.m.
He added that apart from the 25 people killed, every house in the village was brought down by the attackers who were speaking in Hausa and Fulani languages.
This was the second village attacked within the Easter week in the area, the first being Gindin Dorowa on Easter Sunday.
Acting Governor Garba Umar and the police authorities in the state command have denied knowledge of the attack, while promising to find out from those on ground.
At a press briefing in Jalingo, Umar told reporters that more troops were drafted to the affected areas to restore security.
He said the state government would take responsibility for the treatment of victims.
Twenty trucks of relief materials have been released to the displaced persons.
With the last Monday night’s attack, the number of villages in Wukari local government that have come under attack is now seven with the death toll put at 90 people.