Six Arrested For Alleged Murder Of Monarch In Taraba

The Commissioner of Police in Taraba State, Abimbola Sokoya briefs reporters in Jalingo on August 2, 2022.


Six suspects have been arrested in Taraba for killing the traditional ruler of Yukuben chiefdom in Takum Local Government Area of the state.

The victim – Udeng Ibrahim Yamusa – was killed on July 28 along with his son who was also his driver.

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Before killing the duo, the gunmen had kidnapped the traditional ruler and his son on Thursday in an ambush while returning home from Takum, the headquarters of Takum LGA.

The Taraba Police Headquarters.


But addressing reporters on Tuesday in Taraba, the State Commissioner of Police, Abimbola Sokoya, said thorough investigations have been launched to ensure that other culprits are not spared.

Noting that the State Police Command has also recorded some casualties, Sokoya assured that peace will be restored in an area gripped with violence.

He also reiterated the commitment of police operatives to tackling the several security challenges rocking the North-Eastern state.

“On Thursday, July 28, 2022, information came that the chief of Yukuben, Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State was missing and we sent out a search party to rescue or bring him back wherever he was,” the CP said.

“However, on Friday, July 29, the corpse of the chief was discovered in a bush in Isa Local Government Area. Presently, we have commenced the investigation into that matter and we are having some suspects that are helping us in the investigation.

“We have six suspects that have been arrested and the investigation is ongoing.”

Microsoft To Reopen HQ, Step Up In-Person Work Worldwide

CORTE MADERA, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 26: The showroom at Microsoft store sits empty on June 26, 2020 in Corte Madera, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP


Microsoft said Monday it would start reopening its headquarters offices next week and implementing a “hybrid workplace” that brings back more employees around the world after a year of remote work during the pandemic.

The move is the first formal reopening plan to be announced by Big Tech firms which have kept most employees on remote work where feasible during the past year.

“Our approach is data-driven and research-backed,” said a tweet from the tech giant which employs some 160,000 people worldwide.

“As of today, after over a year in which most Microsoft employees have worked remotely, several of our work sites around the globe have reached a stage that meets or exceeds government requirements to accommodate more workers,” executive vice president Kurt DelBene said in a blog post.

“Currently, Microsoft work sites in 21 countries have been able to accommodate additional workers in our facilities — representing around 20 percent of our global employee population. On March 29, Microsoft will also start making this shift at our Redmond, Washington, headquarters and nearby campuses.”

DelBene said the hybrid model would allow flexibility in allowing some employees to continue remotely while bringing back some to the office when conditions permit.

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“At each of our global work sites, the hybrid workplace model strikes a balance, providing limited additional services on campus for those who choose to return, while supporting those who need to work remotely or feel more comfortable doing so,” he said.

“Our goal is to give employees further flexibility, allowing people to work where they feel most productive and comfortable, while also encouraging employees to work from home as the virus and related variants remain concerning.”

At the headquarters in the northwest state of Washington “we’ve been closely monitoring local health data for months and have determined that the campus can safely accommodate more employees on-site while staying aligned to Washington state capacity limits,” DelBene added.

Microsoft will adjust levels of in-person and remote work at each of its locations to factor in health conditions, with various stages of reopening.

A company survey found 54 percent of employees favored a “soft open” which gives people the option to spend a portion of time in the office.