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Gunmen abduct pregnant women, others in fresh Taraba attack

Gunmen suspected to be militia abducted two pregnant women and several other persons in Suntai village of Bali Local Government Council of Taraba state.

It was gathered that that the victims were  abducted from their farms while preparing for the forthcoming farming season.

Suntai village is the country home of the former late Governor Danbaba Danfulani Suntai, who was involved in a plane crash in 2012 which rendered him incapacitated, leading to his death.

It was learnt that the community had been under threat of attack.

According to few residents of the community, they have on several occasions drew the attention of the security operatives to their plights, but no actions were taken.

The residents lamented that if the security operatives were proactive enough, the recent abduction would have been averted, beckoning on the federal government to deploy more security operatives to the area.

A senior official of the council said, “It is true that some farmers have been kidnapped but for now, I don’t know the exact number.”

No contacts have been made by the hoodlums to the families of the victims as at press time.

The state police command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) , David Misal claimed that the incident had not been reported to the command yet.

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