EMTV has spoken to a health worker in Tari who confirmed the murders of 16 women and children including two unborn babies and their mothers.
The killings happened early Monday morning in Karida village, in the Tagali Local Level government area.
The health worker who lives at Karida village, where the killings happened, said the raid was done quietly and lasted up to 30 minutes.
“It was difficult to identify the bodies because they were all chopped to pieces. I had to give them mosquito nets to put the bodies in.”
Six women and eight children aged between one and 15 were killed as they tried to escape. Two pregnant women and their unborn children were also killed by the attackers.
It is understood, the killings were a result of an ongoing tribal conflict. EMTV has been unable to establish the exact reasons for the attack. This is one of several brutal killings in a space of two years.
We will keep you updated when new information becomes available.