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Taraba Govt Condemns Renewed Attacks, Vows To Apprehend Perpetrators

Channels Television  
Updated June 7, 2020
A file photo of Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku. Photo: Sodiq Adelakun/ChannelsTV
A file photo of Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku. Photo: Sodiq Adelakun/ChannelsTV

 

The Taraba State Government has condemned in strong terms the barbaric attacks on individuals and communities in the state and warns the attackers to desist forthwith.

This is coming on the heels of a renewed militia group attack that has engulfed Maigoge and Tunga communities in Bali Local Government Area of the state.

Briefing journalists in Jalingo the state capital, the State’s Deputy Governor Haruna Manu disclosed that the attack came only a few days after the killing of a pastor and his wife.

He directed security agencies to go after members of the militia gangs responsible for the attacks and killings and to ensure that they are brought to book.

He also ordered that security be beefed up in communities that are being targeted by the attackers to guarantee the safety of lives and property.

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Below is the full text of the press briefing by the Taraba Deputy Governor, Mr. Haruna Manu.

The Taraba State Government is greatly dismayed by the recent attacks by militia groups on Maigoge and Tunga in Bali Local Government Area of the state resulting to the death of innocent people. During the attacks many houses were burnt including those of a village head and a youth leader.

These attacks came only a few days after the killing, also by a militia group, of a pastor of CRC-N Church in Mararaba, Donga LGA, – Emmanuel Bileya, and his wife, Juliana while they were working on their farm.

The government condemns in very strong terms these barbaric attacks on individuals and communities in the state and warns the attackers to desist forthwith.

His Excellency, Gov Darius Dickson Ishaku has consequently directed that security be beefed up in communities that are being targeted by the attackers to guarantee safety of lives and properties. He has also directed security agencies to go after members of these militia gangs responsible for the attacks and killings and ensure that they are brought to book.

Furthermore, the government is determined not only to stop the militia attacks but to ensure lasting peace among the various groups in Central and Southern Taraba communities.

This task will be accomplished soon and government wishes to appeal to all well meaning people in the state to support the on-going peace efforts.