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    PDP wins as APC candidate cries foul over Taraba bye-election

PDP wins as APC candidate cries foul over Taraba bye-election

Garba Ajiya, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has won Saturday’s Takum 1 constituency by-election into Taraba house of assembly.NAN reports that the election was to fill the vacant seat of the late Hosea Ibi, member of the assembly who was kidnapped on December 31, 2017 and murdered by his abductors in January 2018.Ayuba Kwada, the returning officer of [...]

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    Nine corps members drown during picnic in Taraba

Nine corps members drown during picnic in Taraba

Nine corps members who were swimming during a picnic party, in River Mayo Celbe, Taraba state, have drowned.The police have attributed their drowning to the sudden increase in the volume of the water.David Missal, Taraba police spokesman, said the incident occurred on Saturday, adding that seven corpses had so far been recovered.“Information available to our disposal reveals that 22 youth [...]

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    Angry youth injure Taraba commissioner of police

Angry youth injure Taraba commissioner of police

Rampaging youth in Jalingo, Taraba state capital pelted David Akinremi, the state commissioner of police, with stones which led to injuries on his head.David Misal, the command’s public relations officer, who confirmed this to reporters, said the commissioner was attacked in the Tudunwada area of the metropolis where he went with a team of officers to restore normalcy following reports [...]

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    Heavy rainfall causes bridge collapse in Taraba

Heavy rainfall causes bridge collapse in Taraba

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, has announced the collapsed of a bridge linking Jalingo and Wukari at Maraban Gassol in Taraba state.Fashola, in a statement signed by Theodore Ogaziechi, director of information in the ministry, said the incident occurred after a downpour on Wednesday evening.He said the contractor on the axis had been mobilised to commence emergency [...]

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    ‘They said their cows will graze inside the church’ — Taraba seminary speaks on ‘herdsmen’ attack

‘They said their cows will graze inside the church’ — Taraba seminary speaks on ‘herdsmen’ attack

A Catholic seminary in Jalingo, Taraba state, says it was invaded by herdsmen because they were not allowed to graze their cows inside the religious institution.Sacred Heart Minor Seminary was attacked on Monday by suspected herders who reportedly shot a priest identified as Cornelius Kobah.The armed intruders were said to have beaten up another priest and two students.Emmanuel Atsue, who [...]

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    Nine killed as armed militia invade Taraba village

Nine killed as armed militia invade Taraba village

At least nine people were killed in an early morning attack on Tutuwa community in Ussa local government area of Taraba.David Misal, police public relations officer in the state, told reporters that a yet-to-be identified armed militia must have carried out the deadly attack.Misal said Aliyu Tafida, deputy commissioner of police (DCP) of the command, and heads of other security agencies [...]

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    Three Taraba varsity students killed during research trip to Cameroon

Three Taraba varsity students killed during research trip to Cameroon

Three students of the Taraba State University died after they were hit by falling trees during a rainstorm at the Bouba Njidda National Wild Life Park in Cameroon. [...]

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    Army declares five persons wanted over Taraba killings

Army declares five persons wanted over Taraba killings

The Nigerian army on Wednesday declared five persons wanted in Taraba for their alleged roles in killings in Takum local government area and other parts of the state.They are Tanko Adiku Dantayi, Kurusi Danladi, Chindo, Big Olumba and Chairman Poko.Jude Chukwu, army spokesman, in a statement appealed to the people of Taraba to give useful information to the security agencies [...]

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    ’25 killed’ in fresh ‘herdsmen’ attack in Taraba

’25 killed’ in fresh ‘herdsmen’ attack in Taraba

At least 25 persons have been killed in fresh attacks by suspected herdsmen in Jandeikyula village of Wukari local government area of Taraba state.Witnesses told TheCable that the suspects stormed the village around 7pm on Wednesday.A resident who identified himself as Victor told TheCable that the attackers who were over 200 took the villagers unaware.He added that many houses were set ablaze in the [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ kill five in Taraba

‘Herdsmen’ kill five in Taraba

Suspected herdsmen have killed five members of a family at Mbiya village in Takum local government area of Taraba state.Theophilus Danjuma, former minister of defence who called on Nigerians to defend themselves against killers, is from the local government area.The suspects also struck in a community where Danjuma's farmland is.The attackers reportedly burnt alive Sunday Sabo, head of the family.Samson Tinton, [...]

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    House of reps member stoned in Taraba

House of reps member stoned in Taraba

Some angry constituents have attacked Garba Hamman Julde, a member of the house of representatives from Taraba state.Julde represents Bali/Gassol federal constituency in the lower legislative chamber.The constituents on Saturday reportedly hurled stones at the lawmaker for allegedly abandoning them. He had presented 11 motorcycles and one car to the ward executives and local government chairman of the All Progressives [...]

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    Five killed as farmers, herdsmen clash in Taraba

Five killed as farmers, herdsmen clash in Taraba

At least five people have been killed and many injured in fresh attacks on Fulani communities in Sardauna local government area of Taraba state.David Misal, spokesman of the police in the state, confirmed the attack, saying a militia group is suspected of being behind it.Misal told NAN that crisis erupted in Nyiwa and Yerimaru areas on Thursday as a result [...]

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    ‘Herdsmen’ kill four in Taraba — after governor’s alarm

‘Herdsmen’ kill four in Taraba — after governor’s alarm

Suspected herdsmen have killed four persons at Ngutswen village in Gassol local government area of Taraba state.The unfortunate incident happened a day after Darius Ishaku, governor of the state, raised an alarm of an impending attack on the state.The governor had said the state received a notice from an undisclosed source that there will be an attack in 10 days [...]

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    Taraba will be attacked in 10 days, governor cries out

Taraba will be attacked in 10 days, governor cries out

Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba, says there's a plot to attack the state in 10 days.The governor said he has relayed information about the potential attack to security agencies.Ishaku made this known when members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national working committee paid him a visit on Thursday.The PDP delegation was led by Uche Secondus, national chairman of the [...]

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    Tension as ‘arms-laden’ helicopter lands in Taraba village

Tension as ‘arms-laden’ helicopter lands in Taraba village

A helicopter said to be loaded with arms and ammunition reportedly landed in a village in Taraba state on Saturday.The chopper was said to have landed at night in Jibu village located near Ibi, in Wukari local government area.According to PUNCH, Bala Dan-Abu, spokesman of Darius Ishaku, governor of the state, said the arms and ammunition were allegedly meant for [...]

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    Monarch killed as ‘herdsmen’ raid Taraba villages

Monarch killed as ‘herdsmen’ raid Taraba villages

Suspected herdsmen have reportedly killed a Zaki Ukovur, a monarch in Karmen village, Ibi local government area of Taraba state.According to The Nation, 28 other people were killed in the attacks which took place between Tuesday and Wednesday.At least nine people were said to have been killed in separate attacks in Gishiri, Dooshima and Danwaza villages of the state, while 11 [...]

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