At least 15 people, including three housewives, were killed by bandits at Binnari and Jab Jab villages in Karim Lamido Local Government Area of Taraba State on Wednesday, November 10
It was gathered that the villagers attempted to fight back in Binnari but were overpowered by the bandits numbering over 50.
The bandits attacked the two villages in retaliation for the killing of some kidnappers by vigilantes in the area a few weeks ago.
Seven bandits were killed during the encounter while the bandits who survived the attack escaped with the corpses of their gang members.
During the retaliatory attack on Jab Jab, the gunmen were said to have killed many people and set houses ablaze.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, DSP Usman Abdullahi, who confirmed the attack said policemen had been deployed in the area.
“The police are now on the ground and are making effort to restore normalcy and we have no casualty figure for now,” he said.