Saturday, September 21, 2019

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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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    Report: Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’ paid N1.5m ransom for an abducted soldier

Report: Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’ paid N1.5m ransom for an abducted soldier

Soldiers who opened fire on three policemen in Taraba state were ordered by a captain, New Telegraph quoted sources as saying.The officer is believed to be part of those benefiting from the largesse of Hamisu Wadume, the suspected kidnap kingpin whom the police officers had gone to arrest.A source was quoted as saying the wanted kidnap suspect, who has been generous [...]

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    Police accuse army of lying, raise six questions over officers killed by soldiers

Police accuse army of lying, raise six questions over officers killed by soldiers

The police have accused the Nigerian army of being insensitive and unpatriotic in the manner it is handling the killing of three policemen by soldiers in Taraba state.In a statement on Thursday, Frank Mba, police spokesman, said it is not true the officers did not identify themselves at the military checkpoint where they were shot dead.Three police officers and a [...]

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    Policemen killed by soldiers ‘arrested Evans, rescued Buhari’s district head’

Policemen killed by soldiers ‘arrested Evans, rescued Buhari’s district head’

Vincent Maxwell, an assistant superintendent of police, says the officers killed by soldiers in Taraba state were among the best on the inspector-general of police's intelligence response team (IRT).The team is known for handling special crime cases across the country.On Wednesday, Frank Mba, police spokesman, had explained that the personnel,led by Felix Adolije, an assistant superintendent, were on a covert mission to arrest one [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap Taraba permanent secretary

Gunmen kidnap Taraba permanent secretary

Susana Jonathan, permanent secretary in Taraba state ministry of water resources, was on Sunday abducted by unknown gunmen.Jonathan was kidnapped from her residence in the ATC area of Jalingo, the state capital.Confirming the attack, David Misal, spokesman of the state police command, said her whereabouts is unknown.The gunmen were said to have fired shots in the air before making away [...]

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    Deputy registrar of Taraba varsity kidnapped on campus

Deputy registrar of Taraba varsity kidnapped on campus

Sanusi Sa’ad, deputy registrar, administration, Taraba State University, Jalingo, was on Tuesday morning kidnapped by unknown gunmen.Samuel Shikaa, chairman of the university's chapter of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), confirmed the incident.Shikaa said Sa’ad, who is also the information and protocol officer of the institution, was picked from his residence at the university staff quarters around 1 am.He explained [...]

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    10 killed in renewed Tiv-Jukun clash

10 killed in renewed Tiv-Jukun clash

Ten persons have been killed in the ongoing clashes between Jukun and Tiv ethnic nationalities in Taraba state.The two groups share a common boundary between Benue and Taraba states.Speaking with reporters on Sunday, Daniel Adi, chairman of Wukari local government area of Taraba, said aside those killed, several others have been injured while more than nine communities have so far [...]

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    Deaths recorded at APC presidential rally in Taraba

Deaths recorded at APC presidential rally in Taraba

At least two persons were killed during the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally in Jalingo, Taraba state, on Thursday.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, who confirmed the incident, said the deaths were caused by overcrowding at the Jolly Nyame stadium where the rally held.In a statement, President Muhammadu Buhari expressed sadness over the incident,  saying he wished they were alive to [...]

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    EFCC ordered to pay N228m after losing fraud case against ex-Taraba gov

EFCC ordered to pay N228m after losing fraud case against ex-Taraba gov

A federal high court, sitting in Jalingo, Taraba, has ruled that the fraud case by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against Sani Danladi, former acting governor of the state, lacks merit.Danladi, alongside Mark Useni, a former speaker of the Taraba state house of assembly, and Joel Ikenya, former minister of labour and productivity, were facing trial on a two-count [...]

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    Senate approves N22bn as FG’s refund to Taraba

Senate approves N22bn as FG’s refund to Taraba

The senate has approved N22 billion as the debt payable to Taraba for projects executed on behalf of the federal government in the state.The senate's decision was sequel to a motion sponsored by Francis Alimekhena, senator representing Edo north.Buhari had accused the national assembly of inflating federal government's debts to states.The president had said the senate did not approve any [...]

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    Army uncovers ‘illegal’ security training camp in Taraba

Army uncovers ‘illegal’ security training camp in Taraba

The 20 model battalion of the Nigeria army says it has discovered an illegal security training camp located in Serti, Taraba state.Sani Adamu, commanding officer of the battalion, disclosed this on Thursday.According to NAN, the commander said Agyo Wapan, special adviser on security to Darius Ishaku, governor of the state, had been invited as part of the investigation on the issue.He [...]

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    NEMA declares flooding as national disaster in five more states

NEMA declares flooding as national disaster in five more states

The National Emergency Management (NEMA) has declared the flooding in Adamawa, Taraba, Kebbi, Bayelsa and Rivers as a national disaster.Sani Datti, head of media and public relations, NEMA, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.He said Mustapha Maihaja, director-general, NEMA made the declaration following the ongoing efforts of the agency to tackle and assist flood victims across [...]

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