Gunmen have attacked Jouro Manu village in the Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba state, killing three people and kidnapping six others.

Residents said the attackers came on motorcycles at about 2 pm on Sunday and started shooting anyone at sight.

Residents of the community, Umar Saidu and Abdullahi Mohammed, told our correspondent that people were fleeing the communities around the area for fear of being killed or kidnapped.

Acting Police Public Relations Officer of the Taraba State command, Gambo Bajabu Kwache, confirmed the incident on Mond and said the police were already on top of the situation.

“We are on top of the situation. We have made a deployment to the area to track down the attackers,” she said.

The immediate past chairman of Gassol local government, Hon. Musa Chul, had last year raised an alarm over the regrouping of terrorists in forests around the council area.