Gunmen, on Saturday night, opened fire on some internally displaced persons (IDPs) who just returned to Tor-Iorshaegh in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State and killed four persons in the process.
An eyewitness, Mr Donald Meer, told the Nigerian Tribune on phone that he narrowly escaped death after the gunmen fired into the midst of people.
Meer named those killed to include; Godwin Meer, Terlumun Mdooga, Mbakpenev and Alfred Sylvanus Mchivga.
Another eyewitness, Mr Ayar Chia, said the attackers fled the scene in two vehicles before the arrival of soldiers stationed in the area.
Villagers who fled the Jukun/Tiv crisis had returned to the area last Thursday after one year and seven months in IDP camps, following the peace initiative of Governor Darius Ishaku.
The President-General of Tiv Cultural and Social Association, Taraba State, Mr Joshua Ayagwa, while reacting to the incident, called on the governor to provide security for the returnees, adding that the incident was capable of damaging the reputation of his administration.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP David Misal, when contacted, did not pick calls made to his mobile phone, nor reply the text message sent to him.