Bandits attack Taraba community, kill 13

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At least 13 people were killed in a bandit attack in Karekuka village, Gassol local government area, Taraba state.

Many others were injured as well.

Six local vigilante members were killed in the Friday attack, according to a source who confirmed the incident.

According to the source, the vigilantes also killed six of the bandits.

Meanwhile, the bandits also attacked Garin Gidado community on Saturday morning but met it empty, the source added.

The community had been previously attacked by bandits.

Police spokesperson in Taraba confirmed the attack on Karekuka village and said efforts are in top gear to restore normalcy.

He added that officers have been drafted to the scene to convey the corpses to a nearby morgue as investigations commence.

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