Tragedy struck within the Takum Native Authorities Space of Taraba State after some suspected robbers shot lifeless a retired police officer, Joseph Tsafa, his spouse, Cecelia, and two others.
We learnt that one different sufferer was in a vital situation and receiving remedy in a hospital within the state.
Our correspondent learnt that the retired policeman, who had grow to be a pastor, had attended a spiritual convention together with his spouse in Jaki, Kwande LGA, Benue State, on Friday.
They have been on their technique to Taraba State on Saturday once they reportedly met a roadblock mounted by the robbers.
A member of the publicity staff of the convention, Ben Dzwa, stated Joseph and his spouse had been with three others, once they have been attacked of their automotive.
He stated, “He left the occasion venue on Friday together with his spouse, Cecilia, who was the girl chief of NKST Nachi-Bali Consistory Ladies Fellowship, and Atese Anum (one other pastor’s spouse) for Zaki Biam, the place they spent the evening.
“On Saturday, the couple set out for the Bali LGA of Taraba State the place they had been based mostly. In Katsina-Ala, they assisted two ladies who had been heading in the direction of their route, making their quantity 5 within the automobile.
“At about 9am on Saturday, they handed Gidan Gawa, alongside Katsina-Ala-Takum Street in Taraba State. There’s a portion of the highway that’s dangerous and automobiles should decelerate to keep away from accident; so, in addition they slowed down. It was on the highway that some armed younger males got here out of the bush and ordered them to cease they usually obeyed. The robbers demanded cash from Joseph. No one is aware of what actually occurred that led to capturing. They simply shot him and his spouse, who was within the entrance seat.”
Dzwa stated the corpses of the couple had been deposited in Zaki Biam.
The Taraba State Police Public Relations Officer, David Misal, confirmed the incident, including that a complete of 4 folks died within the incident.
He mentioned, “The incident occurred round 8am on Saturday. It was an armed theft assault. Whereas they have been on the highway, some armed robbers blocked the street and in addition fired on the car. In consequence, two died immediately, together with a retired police officer. His spouse additionally died. Two others died later, whereas the fifth occupant of the automotive is in a vital situation and receiving therapy at a hospital.”
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