Gunmen dressed in military uniform have attacked communities in Abbare, Lau Local Government area of Taraba State and killed no fewer than 100 cows.
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Mr David Misal, confirmed this to NAN in Jalingo on Friday.
PPRP Misal said that the command had deployed more policemen to area.
He also said that the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of the area had been directed to investigate the matter.
Missal assured that more information would be released to the public as soon as “clearer pictures’’ on the situation were received.
Earlier, Muhammad Umar, a community leader of Abbare village, located on the border of Adamawa and Taraba, stated that some gunmen in military uniform invaded the area at about 1 p.m. on Thursday.
“In the process, the gunmen killed at least 100 cows and maimed several others,’’ Umar added.
Umar appealed to military authorities and other security agencies to investigate the alleged involvement of the military in the attacks.