Sunday Sabo, his wife and two of their children had their last sleep on Tuesday night.

They did not wake up on Wednesday as they were slaughtered by suspected herdsmen while they slept.

The attack happened at Mbiya village in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State.

Only a 9-month-old baby of the family was miraculously spared by the attackers, according to the Chairman of Takum LGA, Shiban Tikare.

"The attackers invaded the village at night and slaughtered four members of a family who were deep asleep.

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"We heard gunshots around 1 am along Takum-Ussa road. While we were making efforts to mobilize policemen in the area, we heard sporadic gunshots at Mbikka Central, a community just at the outskirt of the town.

"By the time we got there, four people were slaughtered like chickens - a man, his wife, and two children. A baby mysteriously survived the attack."

Taraba state's Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), David Misal, confirmed the attack.

Meanwhile, a twitter user Khadeejah Abdullahi (@deeejerh) has posted disturbing pictures from the attack.

See below, with viewers’ discretion advised.