Four persons have been reported killed by gunmen in Murbai community of Ardo-Kola Local Government Area of Taraba State.

Two of the victims, who escaped the scene – Beauty Raphael and Mary Godfrey said on Wednesday that the armed men came on motorbikes.

According to Raphael, the assailants surrounded the residents and started shooting.

She explained that she had gone to a farm with six others on motorcycles to buy maize to sell, only to be shot by gunmen.

On her part, Godfrey said, The deceased they are mourning are three women and one man.

Both women said they escaped through the bush paths and ran to a nearby village for safety.

They added that the remains of the victims have been deposited at the morgue of Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Taraba, David Misal, said the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Ardo-Kola has yet to brief him on the incident.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Taraba, David Misal