Two community leaders were on Sunday found dead at a suburb of Namnai village in Gassol Local Government Area of Taraba State.
According to the NAN, the deceased were the village heads of Namnai, Malam Musa Kachalla, and his ward head, Malam Manu Jahun.
The incident was confirmed by the Chairman of Gassol Local Government, Mr. Tukura Bashir in Jalingo.
Bashir stated that the leaders were on their way to settle a farmland dispute between herdsmen and farmers in the area when the incident occurred.
He explained that the families of the deceased raised alerted authorities when they waited for hours without word from the deceased who had gone on official assignment.
The chairman explained that a search party was later organised by the community, which discovered the corpses in a pool of their own blood.
NAN learnt that the people fled from the area for fear of possible reprisal.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Joseph Kwaji, confirmed the development.
Kwaji said the police recovered the bodies of the two persons, adding that they were murdered by yet to be identified persons.
He added that the timely arrival of armed policemen in the community calmed down a rising tension.
The PPRO said the command would investigate the incident with a view to bringing the culprits to book.
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