Nigeria: Chairman of Donga LGA Confirms The Attack at Sabon Gida in Taraba

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  • April 16, 2018

Chairman of Donga Local Government in Taraba state northeast Nigeria, Mr. Nashuka Ipeyen has confirmed the killing of four persons in an attack at Sabon Gida hours after soldiers were withdrawn from the area.

Nashuka also said an internally-displaced person, IDP, was killed at Tunari and three others missing, when they went to pick some of their valuables and get some foodstuff for their families.

He however said the presence of the mobile police personnel deployed to the area prevented the attackers from razing down Sabon Gida village and appealed to the people to avoid going into the hinterland until the security situation in the area improves

Meanwhile, the Chairman of Takum Local Government, Mr. Shiban Tikari, has described as laughable the statement by the Nigerian Army that Mr. Danjuma America and Danasabe Gasama arrested in the middle of the night in Takum recently, were perpetrators of crisis in Takum and Ussa Local Government areas of Taraba State.

Director, Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu, had in a statement said Danjuma and Gasama were arrested on Friday by troops deployed for Operation Ayem Akpatuma in a community in Takum, following a tip-off.

Tikari urged the military to stop diverting attention from the main issues of their complicity in the attacks and killings in the state.

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