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3 farmhands beheaded, others shot, as gunmen invade Taraba farm

Three farmhands were reportedly beheaded at a rice farm in Yelwa village in Jalingo Local Government Area of Taraba State. Two others reportedly escaped with…

Three farmhands were reportedly beheaded at a rice farm in Yelwa village in Jalingo Local Government Area of Taraba State.

Two others reportedly escaped with gunshot wounds when gunmen invaded the farmland on Saturday.

It was gathered that all the victims were from Yalwan Dame in Birnin Kudu Local Government Area of Jigawa State and were said to have been hired by one Alhaji Musa Umar to work on his farm where they were attacked.

The two survivors, Umar Isiyaka and Salihu Muhammed, told our reporter from their hospital beds that each year they come to Taraba during harvest period to work on rice farms.

They further revealed that they came to Yelwa village four weeks ago and had been working on different farms in the village.

They said it was while they were working on the farm belonging to Alhaji Umar that some gunmen surrounded them and started shooting.

They said two of them ran into the bush with gunshots wounds while the three others, Muhammed Adamu Daba, Shehu Shayaro and Adamu Gambo were shot and beheaded by their attackers.

It was further gathered that corpses of the three persons killed have been deposited at the mortuary of the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo.

The spokesman of the police in the state command, DSP David Misal, could not be reached for comment over the incident as several calls to his phone number indicated that the phone was switched off.

 

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