Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed four people in separate attacks carried out between Wednesday and Thursday in two communities in Taraba State.
Daniel Grace, Chairman of Wukari Local Government Area of the state, confirmed the attack in an interview.
The gunmen, in their numbers, first attacked Tor-Larshager a suburb community of Wukari Local Government Area killing a 70-year-old man and setting ablaze his residential apartment at about 9pm on Wednesday, Grace told Channels Television.
The gunmen struck again at Rafinkada village at about 2am on Thursday, killing three persons.
According to Daniel, the trio killed includes an elderly woman, her daughter-in-law, and a man who is said to have gotten married barely three months ago.
David Misal, the spokesperson of the Taraba Police Command, also confirmed the incident.
The Taraba PPRO said efforts are ongoing to unravel those behind the nefarious act.
He added that calm has returned to the area, but operatives of the force are on ground to ensure the safety of lives and property.
The attack is coming barely one week after bandits killed three farmers in Assa village of Wukari local government area on the 7th of April and two Mobile police officers at a checkpoint in Takum LGA on the 6th of April.