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Suspected bandits kill two riot policemen at Taraba checkpoint, cart away rifles

Gunmen have killed two riot policemen and took away the slain cops’ rifles at a checkpoint in Dogon-Gawa, Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State.

The Executive Chairman, Takum Local Government Council, Mr Shiban Tikari, who confirmed the incident, said the gunmen suspected to be bandits on Monday attacked when the two policemen were left behind to provide security at the checkpoint, while their colleagues went into town to get food.

“The gunmen came on motorcycles and opened fire on the two policemen, killing them in the process. The attackers also took away their rifles.

“There have been reoccurring incidents of attacks of this kind in the last few months by bandits, who used to disguise in military Special Joint Task Force uniforms.

“These attacks, especially the one of today, have heightened tension in the area,” he said.

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