The Taraba State Police Command has confirmed that two pickup vehicles conveying cattle to a local market in the Takum Local Government Area were set ablaze by suspected armed bandits.
The incident, which took place on Sunday, was also said to have led to the gruesome killing of one of the pickup drivers, Adamu Takalafiya.
While one of the pickup drivers, according to the command Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Abdullahi Usman, narrowly escaped, the second was killed by the bandits.
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The drivers were said to have been intercepted along Takum-Kaahimbilla road while making their way to a nearby market.
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The cattle being conveyed were also burnt, the police added.
The attack follows the release of Boyi Manja, Caretaker Committee Chairman of Takum, who was held captive for over three days.
Contrary to speculations that the bandits abducted the occupants of the burnt-down vehicles, the police described the rumour as false, stating that “apart from one of the drivers that was killed and the cows that were burnt, nobody was kidnapped.”
While calling on persons with useful information to reach out to the command, he said the command would leave no stone unturned to bring to book those behind the incident.