SOLDIERS BURN DOWN HOUSES, SCHOOL IN TARABA

Soldiers have allegedly burned down some houses and a school in Peva town, a community in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State. Residents who spoke to our correspondent said many people were fleeing the community following the attacks and burning of property belonging to some members of the community. Nathan Tyozenda, a resident told our correspondent on the phone that a school belonging to Prince Paul Gaza, a businessman in the community was burnt in the early hours of Saturday Tyozenda said houses belonging to Mr. Orhemba the Chairman…

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WADUME’S TRIAL BEGINS DESPITE AGF/ ARMY NOT RELEASING KILLER SOLDIERS

‌ Ade Adesomoju, Abuja Trial in the kidnap case involving Bala Hamisu, aka Wadume, began at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday, with an Assistant Superintendent of Police, Felix Adolije, narrating how he and his team members came under a heavy fire from soldiers after arresting the suspect in Ibbi, Taraba State, on August 6, 2019. The 10 soldiers attached to the 93 Battalion in Takum, Taraba State, allegedly helped Wadume to escape from the policemen. The troops, led by Captain Tijjani Balarabe, allegedly killed three policemen and…

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WAJUME: I SHOT A POLICE IRT VEHICLE AND IT SOMERSAULTED, SOLDIER CONFESSES

A soldier attached to Battalion 93, Takum, Taraba State, Sgt. Ibrahim Muhammed, has narrated how he crashed a bus in which members of the Intelligence Response Team were travelling after apprehending a suspected kidnap kingpin, Bala Hamisu (Wadume), on August 6, 2019. The 46-year-old member of the infantry regiment stated that he fired a shot at the tyres of the police Toyota Hummer bus causing it to somersault. Muhammed said he fired the fatal shots after receiving orders from his commander, Capt. Tijjani Balarabe, directing him to stop the policemen…

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POLICE ARRESTS TEN MEN FOR SERIALLY SODOMISING YOUNG BOYS IN TARABA

Nigeria police The Police in Jalingo, Taraba State capital have arrested 10 men, including a businessman, for allegedly sodomising young boys in the state. DSP David Misal, police spokesperson in the state, confirmed the arrest of the suspects, saying the suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation into the matter is concluded. A suspect, Umar Isa was reportedly arrested by vigilante groups in an uncompleted building in Jalingo while sodomising a boy of about 10-year-old. Daily Trust reports that the arrest of the suspect led to the arrest of…

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PRESIDENT TARABA CUSTOMARY COURT KIDNAPPED

President of Customary Court in Taraba State, Justice Donatus Yantau Shidda, has been kidnapped, SaharaReporters can report. A family member told SaharaReporters that the Shidda was whisked away in the early hours of Monday at his residence in Jalingo, the state capital. The source said, “He was forcefully removed around 5:00am on Monday, leaving his wife crying.” Spokesperson for the Taraba State Police Command, DSP David Misal, confirmed the incident when contacted by our correspondent. The kidnappers have yet to contact the family. http://saharareporters.com/2020/06/08/breaking-gunmen-kidnap-president-customary-court-taraba-state (Quote) (Report) (Like) (Share)

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YOUTHS IN TARABA STOP SOLDIER FROM COMMITTING SUICIDE

Nigerian Army Residents of Jalingo, Taraba State, spent an hour struggling to stop a military man from committing suicide. According to the report, the soldier identified simply as Ali, climbed the Welcome to Taraba Roadblock Tower -over 24fts high, threatening to jump down. The Nation reports that, the said soldier was speaking in Hausa and pidgin, saying: “I want to die. Allow me to jump down and die.” But the youth who have gathered there, spent quite some time begging  him: “Please do not jump. We don’t want you to die.”…

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CORONAVIRUS: TARABA LIFTS BAN ON RELIGIOUS ACTIVITIES

‌ The Taraba State Government has announced the resumption of religious activities in the state. The state Deputy Governor, Haruna Manu, made the announcement on Monday in a statewide broadcast in Jalingo, the state capital. Manu, however, said the observance of social distancing and other safety protocols must be strictly adhered to. He also announced a slight ease on the restriction of movement and other activities in the state. According to him, the government has set aside Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays to enable the residents to carry out their activities…

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APPREHENSION AS TARABA LOSES 2 COMMISSIONERS IN ONE MONTH

Justin Tyopuusu, Jalingo There is apprehension in Taraba as another Commissioner died, the second in less than a month. Mr. Naptali Kefas, died a few days ago This is coming barely a month after the Commissioner for Rural Development, Hon. Makus Senlo, died in a Yola hospital. Kefas was until his death the Commissioner for Poverty Alleviation in the state. His death was confirmed by the governor’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Bala Dan-Abu, in a statement. The statement quoted Ishaku as lamenting that the death of Naphtali Kefas…

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TARABA REJECTS 100 ALMAJIRIS FROM NASARAWA STATE, SEE WHY

The Taraba State Government has rejected 100 students (Almajiris) of Islamic studies repatriated from Nasarawa State due to the flaunting of the procedure, as agreed by the Northern Governors Forum (NGF). Dr. Innocent Vakai, the Chairman of the Taraba COVID-19 Technical Committee, made this disclosure on Monday while briefing newsmen in Jalingo. The Northern Governor’s Forum resolved that repatriated almajiris must undergo tests to determine their COVID-19 status. Also, the repatriated almajiris must be accompanied by officials from their state of repatriation, and the results of their tests are presented…

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FEAR GRIPS JALINGO AS TARABA CORONAVIRUS SUSPECT CASE ESCAPES FROM ISOLATION

‌ Justin Tyopuusu, Jalingo Fear gripped residents of Jalingo, the Taraba State capital, following report that one of the 130 persons being quarantined for coronavirus at the NYSC orientation camp allegedly escaped from the centre. It was reported that the escapee was arrested by locals and taken back to the quarantine centre. Some of the people being quarantined at the centre told journalists that they were not properly fed. But the state Commissioner for Health and Chairman of the COVID-19 Task Force in Taraba, Innocent Vakkai, said he was surprised…

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