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Taraba community mourns victims of IPOB attack

 Residents of Ibbi community in Ibbi LGA of Taraba State have mourned four of their indigenes who were killed in an attack by IPOB members…

 Residents of Ibbi community in Ibbi LGA of Taraba State have mourned four of their indigenes who were killed in an attack by IPOB members in Anambra State.

Nine others, including women and children, remain missing after the incident.

Jalo Ibbi, who lost two of his brothers in the attack, recounted that the victims, all fishermen, were travelling to the River Niger in Anambra State for fishing purposes.

He said the annual journey was a tradition for fishermen from Ibbi who ventured to various locations in the South East and South South for their livelihood.

Jalo explained that the victims were travelling in a 24-seater bus along with their families when they encountered a roadblock set up by IPOB members around 1am on Monday.

He said the attackers separated the male passengers from the bus, numbering 14, while seven women and six children were left inside.

He further said that four of the passengers were killed on the spot by the IPOB members and nine others taken into the forest.

The deceased victims were identified as Lukman Haruna, Abbas Ahmadu, Barau Ahmadu and Isa Dogara. The nine missing individuals are Samir Mallam Sule, Abdullahi Mallam Sule, Hussein Abdu, Usama Nasuru, Sani Tanko, Salihu Mohammed, Yusuf Isa, Abdullahi Isa, and Saminu Ibbi.

 

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