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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Gunmen kill 50 in fresh attack in Taraba

Unknown gunmen yesterday struck residents of Gidan Aku community on the outskirts Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State killing no fewer than 50 people with many seriously injured.

According to reports, the men who stormed the area with sophisticated weapons allegedly came in from Nassarawa state and attacked the residents while they were sleeping. They set the whole place on fire forcing residents to flee into nearby bushes for safety.

An eyewitness and also a lawyer in the community, Luka Agbu said no security officer came to their rescue during the attack
"The attackers were very hostile to us and did not spare even children or the aged. The attackers shot at people and burnt houses at the same time without any intervention by the security forces. We are helpless here and we plead with the Federal Government to deploy special troops to rescue us from this unfortunate and deadly attacks. Our people are being killed by gunmen, we are losing property on a daily basis. What kind of a country is this?” Agbu said
Meanwhile the state Governor, Umar Garba while interacting with journalist yesterday in his office in Taraba State said he has ordered 50 more policemen to the troubled zone to help the residents.

“We have deployed 50 soldiers from Yola to add to the troops on the ground who were deployed from Serti and Takum and with a reasonable number of policemen on the ground, we hope the situation would improve" he said

He also ordered the reopening of the General Hospital in the Local Government which was before now shut down due to the Dusk to Dawn curfew imposed in the area. He also announced that the 24hr curfew has been relaxed and would start by 12noon- 6pm

72 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is only God that can save this country from all the tribulations. May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest In peace. Amen

diamondblinqZ said...

Na wa o. Wen will all dis killinqz end na?

Opelicious Morgann said...

God should just touch the hearts of these evil people in order to stop all these senseless killings!!!!

oly said...

May there soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

God help us #bright bravo#

desuamannis beads said...

Ehn Lord plSsssssss av mercy dis is too much

wilheminna moses said...

Police men? Not even soldiers.....hiaaan! Police gO 1st take off at any sound of gunshot pulling their uniforms. Tayada dis country! God pls save ur children frm all dis killings. May their souls rest in peace. Amen! Wah a news to start d day wit, nt our portion in Jesuse name. **smh**

musty said...

may God deliver us.Amen

onyinye Gloria said...

God wen will all dis sad news end?

Anonymous said...

Muslims why.

wilheminna moses said...

Police men? Not even soldiers.....hiaaan! Police gO 1st take off at any sound of gunshot pulling their uniforms. Tayada dis country! God pls save ur children frm all dis killings. May their souls rest in peace. Amen! Wah a news to start d day wit, nt our portion in Jesuse name. **smh**

Caira Leo said...

Anyone who need my nude picture hit mai name

Anonymous said...

Sophisticated weapons, buhari and CPC you're funding this people to kill innocent souls.

Mr Val (Arc) said...

Am really getting tired of this Boko Haram ish. God help our country

cute mee said...

My God wat is all these,these men should have a little human sympathy,police nd their plenty talk,people are really dying,

roycelingin said...

chaiii.blood of jesus. wen are we going to evr stop this blood shed. the amount of lifes lost to bokoharam am sure is more than biafra war in the 80tees. #O lord save our souls.
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David (dave_gino) said...

Attacks are so common is Nigeria now that it's no longer news. It's something we all now look forward to. Hundreds of our countrymen and women are lost on weekly bases. When are we gonna have the calibers of persons that will helm to the affairs. What an absurd. This is indeed a political buffoonery, primordial tyranny, call it whatever. Am so sick of this ungodly acts. This only happen to the poor. Why? God I'd watching.

@edDREAMZ said...

What joy do some individual derive by killing their own fellow human beings for God sake..... so 50 people dead and gone and will be forgotten forever.... May their souls R.I.P.....
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@edDREAMZ said...

Nigeria should forget about any other thing and invest in security bcos the rate her citizen is dying on a daily basis is just senseless.....
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STERN said...

When wud dis come to an end abeg? This people seems so unrepentant!

Alloy Chikezie said...

Goodluck please seek foreign help to fight terrorism, this is bigger than Nigeria


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The General's Wife said...

Ha! O Chi m! Jonathan is it till d land is soiled wit enough blood n none is left alive dat u will " do something" what kind of à weakling do we say we have as a président?! N hé is Here seeking à 5 th term.is dat man ok at all?! I am just tired,tired of all dese killings of innocent people.which now happens on a daily basis.May God help us all.

dhobiz said...

Left for me......i think we should divide,enough of this one nation thing it's not working.

Anonymous said...

Must all the security measures taken be made public?Na wa oooo

katherine pierce said...

God save ur children plzzzzzzz! Evryday in naija we hia of killings evrwher...divine intervention lord!

julz said...

How does this happen when there's a dusk to dawn curfew? The state government should better wake up security wise. This trend of waking up everyday with news of people being killed has to stop.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Wild wild North.
With each passing day,the sanctity of the human life is being rubbished in the Northern part of Nigeria. The killing of another human is no longer a big deal.
Just like the other part of the country helped reduce kidnapping activities,northern elders ought to do something as soon as possible to stop this evil trend before it consumes them all.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Queendalyne Ben Nnorom said...

Same sad story almost every day,God please protect us, we can't do it on our own.

Mz Sushy said...

God Help us in Nja. I wonder wen dese political nonsense will stop!.......dese nos of death dey quote everyday, aint dey humans? Na people dey die evryday so o. Fed Govt yall knw wat to do. Yall dnt just wanna take d bold step cos yall dnt wanna step on toes #corruption

Zenki Brown said...

BRUTALITY.......

Anonymous said...

who has declared war on the north? who wants northerners reduced? who wants the economy of the north destroyed? who wants to strike terror and fear in the north to deter them from voting in 2015? who wants no northerner elected as president? who wants to destroy the credibility of the northerners? These are the objectives of the sponsors and real faces behind the terror spreading across the north. boko haram is just a smokescreen to brainwash nigerians. Is it possible for a group of civilians to be more powerful than the entire nigerian army, airforce and navy without top Govt connivance? why was a plane full of ammunition purchased by the Govt? The same plane that overshot the runway in Nnamdi Azikiwe airport, Abuja? Nigerians please, are we so gullible?

Anonymous said...

Oh God! Hw long will this evil prevail in Nigeria. Lord intervene oooooo
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Dee Tee said...

hmmm. The wickedness of men in the name of 'crazy and insane ideology'.

peter okoye lover said...

Boko haram no go rest,killing innocent people for no reason

Anonymous said...

Lord 've mercy! When will Nigerians start holding their state governors accountable, just coz d reighning song is "fed govt" let's all join the chorus. Eish.

janelicious said...

Lord help us.

Anonymous said...

Lord have mercy n put an end to all dis killing.
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Anonymous said...

50 soldiers have been deployed to d community from yola after d death of 50pple already? To do wat sir? Give dem life after death or wat. God! We need your intenvention in our country,Nigeria

Anonymous said...

God, when will all dis killings stop?

Anonymous said...

I hope the people dat died are muslims, then its time 4 revenge. I pary dat dey are muslims nd dat dey find the 12 virgins dat dey said will be given to them wen dey die.linda I knw U̶̲̥̅̊ won't post it. Just read it

Anonymous said...

50 soldiers have been deployed to d community from yola after d death of 50pple already? To do wat sir? Give dem life after death or wat. God! We need your intenvention in our country,Nigeria

hilary obiorah said...

Lord the soil in the north is blackened by fire and soaked in blood, the streets littered in debris and human carcass. That is what has become of a region once renowned for its peace and homeliness.

Amarachukwu. said...

Na wa ooO una nor dey tire?

Steve said...

It still baffles me why some set of people will embark on a mission to take lives...!!! Something must be wrong somewhere...

LINDA said...

I weep for Nigeria! So sad!

Angie Cape said...

Attack here and there. ..Chineke meere anyi ebere biko, nnam ukwu.


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Joy Kdp said...

Dis people want finish northerners o. They aint that much b4. SMH. God help us

Anonymous said...

What is this country particularly the northern part turning into. On a daily basis those evil genius kill innocent people and our leaders who pledge to protect life and property are obviously doing nothing to put an end to this evil act. GOD please have mercy on us

Anonymous said...

God help us all

celex said...

Nawawo,wen will all dese killings cum to an end in dis country?Jesus cum to our rescue

sure boy said...

1 to many killings. as usual a few condemnations will abound n then life will go on. Naija I hail

Anonymous said...

Dis is barbaric 4 hw long will pple be killd lik animal witout any form of protection from security agents.plz n plz if d gov can not protect dis harmless civilians dey shuld jst allow dem to hv their own guns to be able 2 protect demsef instead of dem been killd on a daily basis. PLEASE GIVE DEM GUNS TO FIGHT BCK I'm beggin d governmnt. #SAD

gloria Adama said...

Animals!

Godwin Denedo said...

blood thirsty men God avenge

cynthia cynthia said...

Ah! Nigeria don finish bikonu. Dz battle we go cum of it so? God pls hp us fight dz fight we can't stand it @all.I decare dz morni. L shall nvere be a victim of dz battle cos my lord has prose to gud n protect me frm all dangers

edee said...

Violence, violence, violence...when will it stop? May comfort those that have lost their loved ones

Anonymous said...

Hmmm....♏γ̲̣̣̥ country Ȋ̝̊̅ڪ under seige

Anonymous said...

@alloy,I thought ignorant hypocrites like you where shouting we don't need AID from USA and UK because of the anti gay bill, people like u shouted,we are a God fearing nation and we can survive on our own. America pls don't help this country, let's them die,tell your magician pastors to do tricks for boko haram.

Don Chris said...

May God help us.

damilola fambegbe said...

The govt should just look for a permanet solution abeg

Shoutozone said...

Dnt knw wat else to say, dis is jst too crazy. So dis is wat happens evryday now?

Anonymous said...

Exactly...what kind of country is this!
Jennipukka

Anonymous said...

Y conclude to muslim? Check dt pic n see is it nt mosque dt was set on fire?

Anonymous said...

i am so angry and sad at the moment. my friend polycarp lost his father during this attack. a poor old man. they just killed him. the perpetrators have no shame nor consiense. may his soul rest in peace ! amen. God will punish all the evil people and their sponsors. my friend couldnt even attend his dads burial. our country is tilting towards war. its so unfortunate.

Anonymous said...

Please are you ok? In a serious matter like this, the only thing that matters to you is for somebody to look at your nude picture? You need to repent.

APPLE said...

Beasts

Anonymous said...

show it to all the gunmen and boko haram members...we dnt nid it.

tonia said...

Hlp us oh Lord

Bbg Eze said...

Dear Lord, pls make the killing stop. *sobs*

Petro... T said...

Eburu ozu onye ozo, odika ebu ukwu nku! Ka mkpuru obi fa zulu ike na ndokwa. Amen!

Anonymous said...

Shut Up! Fool! This crisis is political. They vowed to make the country ungovernable and thus all the silly attacks. We r not Gullible. Just watching them. And unfortunately people die in the process( The expendables)

Anonymous said...

Until 2015 election end,boko no go stop,na una leaders thy sponse dem,I sher no mention name,RIP to the dead.(Xsexie blingz)

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