Taraba Declares Curfew As 29 Die In Fresh Clash Between Mambilla Militia And Fulani Youth

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The Taraba State Government has declared curfew in some parts of the state where fresh violence broke out between Mambilla militia and Fulani youths.

It is understood that the curfew was declared in Mayo Ndaga in Sardauna Local Government Area of the state.

A security meeting, which was also held – with respect to the recent killings – in Gembu, was chaired by the commandant 20 Battalion Serti with police zonal commander, Chief of Mambilla and Fulani leaders in attendance.

It was gathered that during the meeting, the riot act was read with a warning that security personnel sent to all parts of Mambilla were combat ready and would restore peace and order and troublemakers would be dealt with.

Daily Trust reports also that in Jalingo, the state capital, Governor Darius Ishaku chaired a security meeting with police commissioner, Mr. David Akinremi, Director of state security service and the heads of all security agencies in the state.

Last Wednesday, there was crisis in Mayo Ndaga following attacks on Fulani communities in Yarimaru area by suspected militia which later spread to other parts of the Mambilla plateau.

It was gathered that the Mambilla militia and Fulani youths engaged themselves in bloody fight leading to more killings and burning of houses.

The attacks were said to have spread to parts of Mayo Ndaga, Yarimaru,Kakara and Sherif up to towns on the Nigeria-Cameroun border.

The chairman of the local government, Mr. Godwin Sol, said as at Yesterday, 29 corpses were recovered while search for many missing persons continued.



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