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Friday, 23 June 2017

Vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, condemns recent ethnic attacks in Taraba, orders deployment of extra military officers to the state

Acting president Yemi Osinbajo, has condemned the outbreak of crisis in some communities in Taraba state that has led to the death of over 100 people and destruction of property worth millions.

The renewed crisis started in in Mambilla Plateau on Monday and spread to some other neighboring communities. According to reports, Fulani herdsmen in the affected communities recorded the most casualties.
In a statement released on his Facebook page, Osinbajo offered his condolence to the families affected by the crisis. He has also ordered military reinforcement in the communities affected and also for relief materials to be made available to members of the affected communities.

Read his statement below...

With great sorrow, I offer my condolences to the victims of the violent attacks in communities in Taraba State.

The perpetrators of these attacks and acts of violence will be brought to book.

Yesterday, I summoned and held an emergency meeting with top security officials of the Federal Government and Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku. I have also ordered the deployment of an extra military battalion, police reinforcements and also a deployment of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps to the areas affected.

Provision of relief materials will be delivered to the affected communities in Toffi, Mayo Daga, Mayo Sina, Tamiya, Kwara-Kwara, Tungan Lugere, Timjire, Nguroje and other villages in the hinterlands of Mambilla Plateau.

Long term solutions including mediation between opposing groups in the communal conflict have also been put into motion.

Tragedies like these will raise many emotions but we must remain committed to the reign of peace and use of peaceful methods to resolve issues.

My condolences go the people and the Government of Taraba State, may we never see this again.

7 comments:

Vivian Reginalds said...

CHAI POOR MAN HE'D GROW OLD TOO QUICK!
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

CHERYL (aka FROM GLORY to GLORY) said...

But when it's not herdsmen being attacked nobody will deploy more military, rubbish politics!

Long live LIB

AVENGER said...

APC. ALL TALK AND NO ACTION NA UNA MOTOR BE THAT

Anonymous said...

"According to reports, Fulani herdsmen in the affected communities recorded the most casualties".
I think this is good for them. It should serve as a signal for them to know that no one in particular - all over the world - is a custodian of violence. I have been advocating that those that let out their necks to be slashed by these callous herdsmen are weak and not wise. All ethnic/tribes in this country (Nigeria) should rise up, challenge them and defend themselves. Each time I watch heaps of human casualties killed by the herdsmen while sleeping (Southern Kaduna, people of Nimbo Nsukka, etc), I keep asking if they were so naive not to keep awake/vigil. Whether they have no machetes, cutlasses, gorgels, bows and arrows, etc to fight back like a community in Abia State did last time and bury the idiots enmass. We should all rise up in Nigeria to challenge them. I rest my case!

oliver d great said...

Thanks mr. Acting president for your concern

Babafemora said...

Why were soldiers not sent to southern Kaduna and those numerous places where fulani's has been raving havoc? so their own lives are more precious ko? double standard will not get us anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Ode read properly before you comment. Who us talking about herdsmen being killed. Lives and properties of citizens in taraba is being talked about here.

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