At least 150 Persons Feared Killed on Easter Sunday As Police Battle Boko Haram in Taraba

Only days after the Nyanya bomb blast in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, where several lives where lost and scores of others injured, another Boko Haram offensive have taken place in Taraba state.

According to the information, gunmen launched the attack at selected communities in Wukari local government area of the State.

The attack according to report began at about 1:30am on Sunday Easter morning and continued till 3pm Sunday Easter afternoon.

Police source said the attacks began in the middle of the night in a manner resembling that of Kaura community [Kaduna] attacks by Fulani herdsmen. According to the police, the attackers initially was thought to be Fulani herdsmen but as the attacks progress, it became obvious that the attackers were by Boko Haram.

Other no officials figure has been given, but sources said no less than 150 persons were killed in the attack.

It was confirmed that a church was burnt down during the attack – Christian Church of Nigeria – along with many homes. Eyewitness account indicates that fifteen corpse were seen littered on the streets – within the line of fire.

In response, the youths of the Wukari communities – were said to have organized themselves – and had reacted to attack a Mosque and burn it down. The youths were reported to join the attack again the Boko Haram attackers.

The information remains sketchy but police sources told our reporter that the “carnage of this attack” may end up worse than the Nyanya attack. The police source declined to give the number of dead.

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