Military nabs 6 over Taraba communal clash, recovers arms and ammunition

Posted by News Express | 27 March 2016 | 3,447 times

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Soldiers from 93 Battalion in Takum, Taraba State, have arrested six persons and recovered arms and ammunition during the recent communal clash in Ibi Local Government area of the state.

The Commanding Officer of the Battalion, Lt Colonel Chima Obinna Egemole, disclosed this on Saturday during a press briefing.

“What happened on the 25 March 2016 at Ibi Local Government Council was characterised by ethno-religious crisis,” he said, adding: “The incidence started by some youths throwing stones at Muslims in the mosque during Jumuat praying, which later escalated to sporadic shooting but for timely intervention of troops and other sister agencies, normalcy was restored and 24 hours curfew imposed.”

Lt Colonel Egemole restated the commitment of the troops to continue to ensure the safety of the citizens as more meetings have been held with the stakeholders to resolve the crisis in the area.

•Photo shows the suspects arrested in connection with the Ibi, Taraba communal clash.

Source: News Express

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