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Memo to Joint Army, Police Panel on Taraba IRT Deaths

By Babatunde Olanrewaju The Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) set up a joint investigation panel to unravel circumstances leading to the death of three members of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the police, which President Buhari subsequently asked the Defence Headquarters to take over. It is

Buhari orders Army to investigate killing of there policemen by soldiers

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Defence Headquarters to commence 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 Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, disclosed this when he briefed State House

Gov Ishaku imposes curfew on Jalingo over fresh outbreak of crisis

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Governor of Taraba, Darius Ishaku on Monday night imposed curfew on Jalingo, following fresh outbreak of crisis in some communities in Kona and ATC areas near Jalingo. This was contained in a statement by Bala Dan Abu, the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Publicity. According to

Nigerian Troops foil violent ethnic clash along Benue – Taraba Border

Nosa Enobhayisobo The Defence Headquarters says troops of Operation WHIRL STROKE have averted a violent ethnic clash between Tivs and Jukuns along Benue-Taraba border. The Director, Defence Information, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday said the troops deployed in Zaki Biam in Ukum Local Government Area of

Ten reportedly killed in Taraba Tiv/Jukun clashes

The chairman of Wukari Local Government Council of Taraba State, Mr. Daniel Adi, has confirmed that 10 people were killed and several others injured in the ongoing clashes between Jukun and Tiv ethnic groups. The Jukun and Tiv ethnic groups share common boundary between Benue and Taraba states. In an interview with

Five killed by gunmen in Taraba — Police

The Police Command in Taraba has confirmed the killing of five persons by gunmen in the early hours of Sunday after the general elections in the state. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr David Misal, made the confirmation while speaking to newsmen in Jalingo. Misal said the five persons

Nigerian troops kill 17 bandits, arrest 67

The Operation Wild Stroke of the Nigerian Army operating in Nasarawa, Benue and Taraba States says it has killed 17 bandits and arrested 67 others in the last eight months of its operation. The Commander of the operation, Maj.Gen. Adeyemi Yekini, made the disclosure while addressing newsmen in Lafia on Wednesday. The commander also

236, 864 IDPs return home in Benue, Taraba, Nasarawa

Major General Adeyemi Yekini says a total of 236,864 Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, have returned to their homes in Benue, Taraba and Nasarawa states. Mr Yekeini stated this on Monday in Mbabai, Guma Local Government area of Benue when he led journalists to most villages affected by recent farmers/herdsmen clashes in

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