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Gunmen suspected to be Jukun militia have attacked and killed two people in Yongogba village in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State.
More revelations seem to be trickling in after he arrest of kidnap kingpin Hamisu Bala Wadume as the Intelligence Response Teams (IRT) from Force Headquarters in Abuja has arrested more suspects in Jalingo and Takum local government areas of Taraba State.
It has become obvious to most Nigerians that criminals have overwhelmed the Nigerian security architecture. A number of things happened last week to make this message stronger. Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State met with representatives of the bandits in his state.
Suspected militiamen reportedly opened fire on residents of Takum, a Taraba community Sunday morning, killing dozens.
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Governor of Taraba State, Darius Ishaku, and that of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to immediately end the killings and the communal conflict between the Tiv and Jukun, which has claimed hundreds of lives, the most recent being that of a Catholic Priest, Rev Fr David Tanko on Wednesday.
The Tiv Cultural and Social Association, on Friday, condemned the killing of a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. David Tanko, in Taraba State and called for investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death.
Suspected kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Balla, a.k.a Wadume, who has been in the middle of the raging storm between the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police over the murder of three police operatives and two civilians by soldiers in Ibi town, Taraba state has finally opened up and made startling revelations.
The alleged kidnap kingpin Hamisu Bala Wadume has said that soldiers aided his escape after he was arrested by the police in Ibi, Taraba State.
The Nigerian Army Captain who allegedly ordered soldiers on security check-point along the Ibi-Jalingo Expressway in Taraba State, to attack and kill police operatives attached to the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, has been identified.
The police have called on the Nigerian Army to explain why soldiers killed three of their officers who were on a covert operation in Taraba State.
Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) has condemned the killing of three operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and a civilian, by troops of 93 Battalion of the Nigerian Army in Takum, Taraba State.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Defence Headquarters to commence an immediate investigation of the incident involving the troops of 93 Battalion, Takum, Taraba, which resulted in the death of three police officers and a civilian.
The Nigerian Army has said the three policemen and a civilian killed by soldiers during a gun battle along Ibi-Wukari Road in Taraba State were mistaken for kidnappers.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Saturday implored Nigerian Air Force (NAF) personnel to maintain good civil-military relations in order not to put the Force in disrepute.
The Peoples Democratic Party Youth Network has called on Bayelsans to ignore a wild rumour being peddled by unscrupulous characters about a purported meeting between Governor Seriake Dickson and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva.
A former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar has called on Nigerians to raise the bar of peace in all their endeavors.
Kogi Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Sanusi Yahaya, announced that over 150 communities have been submerged following floods in nine Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the State.
Tragedy struck the Cross River University of Technology, CRUTECH, community, Calabar, as a popular shop operator, Goody, died while jogging at the wee hours of Saturday.
The Police Command in Niger State has arrested five persons for alleged criminal conspiracy and culpable homicide in Kontagora Local Government Area of the state.g
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