There is palpable tension in Ardo-Kola local government area of Taraba state following gunshots fired by unknown gunmen.

Confirming the incident to STV News via telephone interview, the police public relations officer, David Misal said the situation has been brought under control, but expressed dismay with the attitude of the youth who took to the streets burning tyres.

He stated that statistics of the casualties is not yet known .

According to him, the villages where it is happening includes kasuwan bera, Jerbanbur among several others.

For now residents of the affected areas have fled their homes to safe places.

Taraba is one of the states in the northeast Nigeria that is suffering the heat of herdsmen attacks and massacre in recent years.