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In Taraba Four suspects arrested over murder of father, daughter

The Taraba Police Command has confirmed the arrest of four suspects in the murder of a father and daughter in the state.

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Four persons have been arrested by the Taraba Police Command for the murder of one Bernard Zaakaa and his daughter, Mimidoo, at Gazabu village in Bali Local Area of the state.

The Command's Spokesperson, Mr. David Misal, made the disclosure on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, saying Zaakaa and his four-year-old daughter were shot dead at their residence on March 18, 2017.

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Misal added that one Geoffrey Oguda, who had been in the compound at the time of the attack, also suffered gunshot wounds.

He said, “We have arrested the suspects and recovered two local guns, nine cartridges, two extended cartridges and some gunpowder from them."

The motive behind the killings is yet to be acertained.

Punch reports that the arrest came after a complaint was lodged by the younger brother of the deceased, Levi Zaakaa, at a police station in Bali.

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“Immediately we received the report of the incident that occurred around 7.30 p.m. on March 18, the police started combing the area and eventually arrested the suspects on March 19," Misal said.

The Police Spokesperson revealed that Oguda is currently receiving treatments at Santa Maria clinic in Bali.

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