How fleeing Zamfara terrorists killed over 40 vigilantes in Taraba –Residents

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Details have begun to emerge on how over 40 vigilantes were killed and dozens injured in an encounter with terrorists at  Karal forest in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State last Tuesday.

A local resident, Mallam Nasiru Umar Gassol told our correspondent that the terrorists have been camping in the forest for the past months, but only started kidnapping people a few weeks ago.

“We are aware of their presence in the forest and I want to believe security agencies too are aware of their camp in the area.

“Just recently, they kidnapped two Fulanis; one from Maraban Gassol, the other from Tella, and a huge amount of money was paid to them as ransom before they were released.

“Following this development, the local vigilantes mobilised to flush them out of the forest, but unfortunately, the informants of the terrorists alerted them and they quickly mobilised and ambushed the vigilantes, killing no fewer than 40 of them,” Nasiru said…

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