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Fears Loom in Taraba Following the Landing of Helicopter with Arms

There is a wide spread rumour of the supply of arms suspected to belong to Fulani Herdsmen with the landing of a Helicopter with ammunition in Taraba state.

The helicopter was said to have arrived in the night two days ago in a village called Jibu, located along River Benue, near Ibi, in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State.
Senior Special Assistant to Governor Darius Ishaku on Media and Publicity, Mr. Bala Dan-Abu, said that the arms and ammunition were allegedly meant for a militia group that might have been planning an attack on Taraba villages.

“This system of arms delivery was used prior to the tragic attacks in Agatu communities in Benue State last year, which led to the killings there.
“When it was reported, nothing was done to trace and arrest the owners of the helicopter.
“That strategy works for them in Agatu and they are using it again today.
“This may be another planned militia attacks on the people of Taraba in the offing,” Dan-Abu said.
Member representing Wukari II Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Josiah Aji, told reporters that he was also alerted to the development.

Aji said he has since contacted the chairman of Wukari LGA, Hon. Daniel Adi, to be on the alert, while urging the security agencies to launch investigation into the allegation.
Misal told our correspondent that the Police surveillance team in the area has been directed to get to the roots of the matter.
However, the fear of more deadly attack on Taraba people have increased.


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