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    Former senator, policeman abducted in Taraba

Former senator, policeman abducted in Taraba

Zik Sunday Ambuno, a former senator from Taraba, and Mustapha Nuhu, a policeman, have been abducted by unknown gunmen in the state. Ambuno served as senator representing Taraba north constituency between 2003 and 2007. A village head of one of the communities in the state was also kidnapped following an invasion by unknown gunmen in separate attacks which occurred on Sunday. As of [...]

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    Falana demands immediate arrest of soldiers who killed policemen over Wadume

Falana demands immediate arrest of soldiers who killed policemen over Wadume

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has demanded the arrest and prosecution of soldiers who killed policemen during the arrest of Hamisu Bala, a suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Wadume, in Taraba state. On August 6, 2019, policemen attached to the intelligence response team of the force, who arrested Wadume were shot dead by soldiers. Three policemen and two civilians were killed during [...]

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    Gunmen abduct president of Taraba customary court

Gunmen abduct president of Taraba customary court

Donatus Yantau Shidda, president of the Taraba state customary court of appeal, has been abducted by gunmen. The incident, it was learnt, occurred in the early hours of Monday. Shidda was taken away after the gunmen struck at his residence located in Jalingo, the state's capital city. Confirming the development to TheCable, David Misal, spokesman of the Taraba police command, described the development [...]

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    COVID 19: Taraba lifts ban on religious gatherings

COVID 19: Taraba lifts ban on religious gatherings

The Taraba state government has lifted the ban on religious gatherings. In March, Darius Ishaku, governor of the state, had placed a ban on religious gatherings and restricted movements to curb the spread of COVID-19. But in broadcast in Jalingo, the state capital, on Monday, Haruna Manu, the state deputy governor, said the ban had been lifted. He said the government has set aside [...]

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    Taraba rejects 100 almajiri kids from Nasarawa

Taraba rejects 100 almajiri kids from Nasarawa

The Taraba state government has rejected 100 almajiri children repatriated from Nasarawa state over "flouting of the procedure" agreed by the Northern Governors Forum (NGF). Innocent Vakai, chairman of the Taraba COVID-19 technical committee, made the disclosure on Monday in Jalingo, the state capital. On Saturday, the Nasarawa state government announced the return of 788 almajiri children to their home states. However, in a statement [...]

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    PHOTOS: Taraba couple weds in living room amid COVID-19 lockdown

PHOTOS: Taraba couple weds in living room amid COVID-19 lockdown

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    Taraba senator: Communities in Nigeria should have replica of Amotekun

Taraba senator: Communities in Nigeria should have replica of Amotekun

Emmanuel Bwacha, senator representing Taraba south, says communities in the country should have a replica of Amotekun to tackle insecurity. Amotekun was launched by governors of the south-west in January as a regional security initiative. Speaking on the floor of the senate on Wednesday, Bwacha, deputy minority leader of the senate, said there should be a new strategy in tackling insecurity. The senator [...]

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    Wadume, Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’, charged with terrorism

Wadume, Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’, charged with terrorism

Hamisu Bala, suspected kidnap kingpin better known as Wadume, has been charged with 16 counts of terrorism, murder and kidnapping -- six months after his arrest.  A botched attempt arrest to Wadume had led to the killing of three policemen and a civilian in Taraba state. According to the Punch, the charge was filed by Simon Lough, Anthony Egwu, and Peter Amadi [...]

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    China: We won’t fund Mambilla power until Nigeria settles legal dispute

China: We won’t fund Mambilla power until Nigeria settles legal dispute

The Chinese government has asked Nigeria to settle the legal dispute over the $5.8 billion Mambilla power failing which it would not provide the funds for the project. In 2006, the China Gezhouba Group Corporation of China (CGGC) and China Geo-Engineering Group Corporation (CGCOC) had won the bid for a joint venture to execute the hydropower project with a proposed capacity [...]

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    DHQ panel: Officers indicted in killing of policemen in Taraba must be punished

DHQ panel: Officers indicted in killing of policemen in Taraba must be punished

A panel set up by the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has recommended disciplinary measures for five officers of the army and the police involved in the killing of three policemen and a civilian in Taraba state. On August 6, policemen attached to the intelligence response team of the force, who arrested Hamisu Wadume, a kidnap suspect, were shot dead by soldiers. President Muhammadu Buhari had [...]

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    INEC resident commissioner in Taraba is dead

INEC resident commissioner in Taraba is dead

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the death of Baba Yusuf, its resident electoral commissioner in Taraba state. Rose Anthony, INEC secretary, made the announcement in a statement on Sunday. She said Yusuf died on Saturday night at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Borno State, where he was being treated for an undisclosed illness. ”He will be buried today Sunday [...]

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    IGP speaks on death of Catholic priest, orders tight security at worship centres

IGP speaks on death of Catholic priest, orders tight security at worship centres

Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP), has ordered that special attention be given to the security of worship centres in the country. Adamu gave the order while reacting to the death of David Tanko, a Catholic priest who was burnt alive in Taraba state on Thursday. The priest ran into his killers along Wukari road while heading to Kofai Amadu village. Frank Mba, [...]

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    Catholic priest burnt alive in Taraba

Catholic priest burnt alive in Taraba

Suspected bandits have ambushed and killed a Catholic priest in Kufai Amadu in Takum local government area of  Taraba state. According to Channels Television, the priest was on his way to Takum for a peace meeting with his fellow clergymen on how to resolve the lingering Tiv/Jukun crisis when he was killed. Shiban Tikari, chairman of the council, said the clergyman and [...]

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    Police rearrest Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’ in Kano

Police rearrest Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’ in Kano

The police have rearrested Hamisu Wadume, suspected kidnap kingpin whose initial arrest led to the killing of three policemen and a civilian in Taraba state. Some soldiers had opened fire on policemen who had earlier arrested Wadume in Ibi, Taraba, over "high-profile kidnap incidents in the state”. In a statement, Frank Mba, spokesman of the force, said Wadume was re-arrested at his [...]

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    Report: Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’ rose from ‘fish seller to multimillionaire’

Report: Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’ rose from ‘fish seller to multimillionaire’

Hamisu Wadume, suspected kidnap kingpin in Taraba, was a poor fish seller until he took to kidnapping, according to The Sun. The young man was reportedly trading in both fresh and dried fish in Wukari, Taraba, up till last year when he went into kidnapping where he was said to have made millions. Wadume was said to have started kidnapping with six [...]

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    Taraba killings: Army asks soldiers to travel in mufti, warns against confronting policemen

Taraba killings: Army asks soldiers to travel in mufti, warns against confronting policemen

The Nigerian army has issued fresh directives to its personnel on how to handle the aftermath of the killing of three policemen by soldiers in Taraba state. In a letter dated August 9 and signed on behalf of the chief of army staff by Felix Omoigui, a brigadier-general, the army asked its personnel to always be cautious in dealing with police officers. The policemen [...]

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