Suspected Herdsmen have reportedly killed five members of a family including a man, his wife and three children in Mbiya village, Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State. The incident happened on Wednesday.
The attackers were said to have burnt alive Sunday Sabo, head of the family.
Samson Tinton, a witness, said over 20 suspected herdsmen stormed the village where the attack took place.
David Misal, police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed the attack but did not give details.
Shiban Tikare, chairman of the local government, also confirmed the killings, saying the family were “slaughtered like children”.
“By the time we got there, the family of five, a man, his wife and children were slaughtered like chickens,” he said.
Darius Ishaku, governor of the state, who spoke through Bala Dan-Abu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, said the attack is the “latest in the wave of herdsmen killing of innocent people in the state”.
Newsbreak.ng gathered that Theophilus Danjuma, former minister of defence, who called on Nigerians to defend themselves against killers, is from the local government area.