No fewer than sixteen persons have been killed while several other persons were abducted by Armed bandits in different communities in Taraba State.
It was gathered that the bandits stormed the communities in their numbers at the weekend and whisked away several persons.
The communities invaded by the attackers are Gidado and Garinkuka villages in the Gunduma district of Mutum-Biyu chiefdom in the Gassol Local Government Area.
An eyewitness, Abdullahi Chul, said that the attackers who invaded the communities gained access to them using motorbikes.
He said the attackers, on arriving in the communities, were shooting sporadically, adding that several other persons escaped with gunshot injuries.
The same scenario played out two weeks ago when bandits stormed some villages and killed a truck driver whilst also abducting many travellers.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Usman, admitted that there was an attack on the council but assured that the police is on top of the situation.