Fear of possible attacks and killings has gripped some Taraba communities especially in southern and parts of central senatorial districts of the state, following prolonged Jukun/Tiv crisis.

Barely 24 hours after a pastor and his wife were killed on the farm near Mararaba in Donga Local Government Area, gunmen on Wednesday attacked and killed a man and his son near Tortsee along Takum Wukari road.

It was also gathered that Igba village at the outskirts of Suntai town along Bali Takum road and some villages near Jato on the same road were burnt last night by suspected militiamen.

The Chief of Tiv in Bali, Zaki David Gbaa who condemned unprovoked attacks on some Tiv communities in Bali Local Government Area, called on security agencies to fish out the attackers.

A resident of Tortsee in Takum Local Government Area, where two people were killed Tuesday night, Mr Tersoo Iorliam lamented that the killings were too much, adding that people were now living in fear.

“In parts of Bali, Donga and Takum, people are living in fear. We can’t go to our farms and even at home people are not safe.”

“These attacks and killings are only bringing the state backwards and those concerned should act fast,” he lamented.

Caretaker Chairman of Bali local government, Hon. Musa Mahmud who confirmed the attack on Tiv villages at Jato and Igba villages said he had directed the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in the local government to arrest the situation.

Police Public Relations Officer, ASP. David Misal told our correspondent that he was yet to get a briefing on the two incidents.

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