The family of Kitanin in Taraba state has narrated how bandits gruesomely killed their two sons and cousin in Jenuwa Gida Nyicwu village in Takum Local Council, according to the Guardian Newspaper.
Narrating how the two brothers, Rimamshong Kitan, 42 and Rikrum Kitan, 32 went to the farm and did not return home , the brother of the deceased, Danladi Kitan, said their remains are yet to be recovered.
As if that was not enough, a cousin, Rimamyang Ezekiel Kitan and a fresh graduate of the Taraba State University, Sunday Adi, whom Danladi described as a “ good neighbour” was also hacked to death by bandits, terrorising the communities in Ussa and Takum councils.
Like the two deceased brothers, Adi and Ezekiel were allegedly killed on their farms.
According Danladi, Adi was waiting for his call-up letter from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for his mandatory service when bandits truncated his dreams.
While the remains of his cousin and that of Adi, have been recovered and buried, Danladi and his family members lamented that the reverse had been the case with their two sons.
The family, who are seeking government intervention, expressed sadness that all efforts to recover the corpse of their two sons have been futile.
They said that the state government is not doing much to put an end to bandits’ activities in the state. The family, therefore, appealed to the federal government to intervene.