Violence
Violence

At least 13 people were killed following two separate attacks by armed groups in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Taraba, according to police and local media on Tuesday.

The police confirmed six killed in an ambush by the armed men in Ardo Kola and Donga local government areas of the state on Monday.

Several people were wounded as the armed men went on the rampage, burning nearby houses in Janibanibu near the state capital Jalingo.

Seven local farmers were buried elsewhere when suspected herdsmen attacked and killed them in Wukari area of the state, also on Monday, local media, The Punch, reported.

“The situation is still very tense. Many houses have been burnt and there is a threat of possible attack again by the armed Fulani militia who are threatening to attack Kona village,” the newspaper reported, citing a local priest.

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba late Monday imposed a curfew on the state capital and the affected areas in view of the attacks.

The dusk-to-dawn curfew, the governor said, would indefinitely remain in force, noting that security agencies in the state had been directed to enforce the curfew strictly to ensure strict compliance and quick return of peace to the affected communities. Enditem

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