BENUE, TARABA PEOPLE NOT AT WAR SAYS ORTOM AS GOVERNOR VOWS TO PROTECT JUKUNS IN BENUE

  Benue state governor, Samuel Ortom, today said that his state and Taraba are not at war and will never wage war against each other. The governor who spoke on the Tiv/Jukun crisis today also promised to protect all the Jukun people living in Benue state. According to him, the Tiv and Jukun people that live in Benue state are indigenes of Benue while those that live in Taraba state are indigene of Taraba state. He noted that he will protect the Jukun people in Benue state the same way…

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CURFEW IMPOSED ON GOVERNOR’S HOME TOWN AFTER RETALIATORY KILLING

The Taraba state government has announced a curfew in Takum – the hometown of Governor Ishaku Darius and Theophilus Danjuma – following the crisis between indigenes of Jukun and Tivs. Crisis in the area began after the Jukuns in retaliation to the killing of one of their own in his farm by some alleged Tiv militia. Daily Trust reports that the curfew was announced after the crisis between the two ethnic group entered its second day which left many Tiv people killed. Also, houses worth millions of naira were said…

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JUKUN MILITIA STORMS UNIVERSITY, KILLS LECTURER, 2 BENUE STUDENTS

Ameh Comrade Godwin¬† The Federal University Wukari, Taraba State, has been temporarily shutdown following the protest that greeted the killing of two students and a lecturer of the institution. The victims were allegedly killed when some persons believed to be Jukun militias invaded the university campus on Tuesday afternoon. DAILY POST gathered that the killing sparked protest among Tiv students and staff of the institution. Consequently, the management of the institution has ordered for the suspension of all academic activities in the university till further notice. A circular signed by…

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11 DUE IN FRESH TIV JUKUN CLASHES

George Okoh in Makurdi and Wole Ayodele in Jalingo A total of 11 people have been confirmed dead in fresh violence that erupted in Benue and Taraba States yesterday. Eight people were killed and several others injured yesterday in Takum in Taraba State as irate youths went on rampage to avenge the killing of a man in his farm on Takum-Wukari road. In Benue State, no fewer than three persons were also yesterday reportedly killed in a renewed hostility between two communities of Okpoga and Edumoga districts in Okpokwu Local…

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