A police officer was killed on Saturday during an attack on Shoban Tikari, chairman of Takum LGA, Taraba state.
NAN reports that suspected bandits opened fire on the council chairman’s vehicle in Dogo-Gawa village.
The deceased police officer was attached to the council chairman. He was a member of the 67 mobile police squadron located in the area.
Tikari, who confirmed the attack, said the bandits launched an attack on his motorcade while on his way to Takum, claiming the life of the officer in the process.
The council chairman called on the federal government to deploy more security personnel to the area.
Takum and Wukari councils, in southern Taraba, have in recent times witnessed a surge of bandit attacks.
The attacks have resulted in the deaths of civilians and security personnel.