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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

Flooding: NEMA declares national disaster in five more states

Godsgift Onyedifu  The National Emergency Management, NEMA has declared five more states of Adamawa, Taraba, Kebbi, Bayelsa and Rivers as National Disaster, following a devastating flooding that ravaged parts of Nigeri. Mustapha Maihaja, Director General, NEMA,  said that the declaration of the five new states now puts the numbers of flood affected

Taraba: NYSC releases names of drowned corps members

National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, has released the names of the nine corps members that drowned at River Mayo-Selbe in Gashaka Local Government Area of Taraba State. The corps members were part of a 22-man group that embarked on a picnic near River Mayo-Selbe penultimate week. Unfortunately, they were overwhelmed by

9 corp members drown in taraba

  Nine corps members have drowned in a river at Gashaka Local Government Area of Taraba state. It was learnt the deceased perished while on a picnic at the riverside, with four bodies recovered. Speaking with Vanguard, the state coordinator of NYSC who confirmed the incident, Florence Yaakugh said the remaining five bodies

10 years after, DSS nabs notorious gunrunner Jonah Abbey

•Oher criminals terrorising Middle Belt Babatunde Abiodun  The Department of State Services (DSS) has finally arrested the dreaded gunrunner, Jonah Abbey and  key members of kidnapping, gunrunning and armed banditry syndicates terrorising Middle Belt states of Plateau, Nasarawa, Taraba and Benue. DSS in a statement yesterday by Mr. Tony Opuiyo,  said the that