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Herdsmen abduct 67 in Taraba

By News Express on 16/04/2019

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•Taraba Governor Darius Ishaku
•Taraba Governor Darius Ishaku

No fewer than 67 persons have been kidnapped and several others killed in Taraba State between November 2018 and March 2019 in Lau, Jalingo, Donga and Takum local government areas, a report on Tuesday morning said.

The report, by The PUNCH, quoted Caretaker Chairman of Takum Local Government Area, Shiban Tikari, as disclosing that 35 people had been kidnapped in his local government area from November to date.

“Also, the Chairman, Donga Local Government Area, Nashuka Ipeyen, said nine persons were kidnapped in the area between January and March this year. It was learnt that six persons were reportedly abducted by gunmen in Jalingo Local Government Area within the period,” the report said.

A senior official of the Jalingo Local Government, who pleaded anonymity, reportedly confirmed that six people, including the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Darius Ishaku; a prominent civil servant and the immediate past Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Jalingo branch, were kidnapped in Jalingo.

In the Lau Local Government Area of the state, the Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria in the area, Rev. Fr. Sunday Patrick Muke, said 17 people were kidnapped from Lau between November 2018 and March, this year.

Source News Express

Posted 16/04/2019 12:28:38 PM

 


 

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