The suspects

The personnel of the 93 Battalion of the Nigerian Army Ada Barracks Takum on Wednesday arrested three persons with a pistol and some ammunition near Rafinkada in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State.

Caretaker Chairman of Wukari LGA,  Hon. Daniel Adi confirmed this to newsmen in Jalingo.

Adi said the youth were coming towards Rafinkada when men of the Nigerian Army Ada Barracks Takum ran into them and arrested three in possession of a pistol and some ammunition.

The Caretaker Chairman who said efforts were being intensified to bring peace between the Jukun and the Tiv in local government called on the people of Wukari to live in peace with one another.

“We had a peace meeting in Kente where the crisis started two months ago and both groups agree to live in peace with one another.

“Just yesterday both Tiv and Jukun were in Kente market together for the first time since the beginning of the crisis two months ago,” he said.

In the meantime, two villages in Donga Local Government Area, Utsev, and Akaakase were said to have been attacked and houses burnt.

Residents said the attackers invaded the villages through Ayu-Tsokondi in Wukari Local Government and crossed into Donga at about 1:pm on Wednesday.

Caretaker Chairman of Donga Local Government Council, Hon. Nashuka Ipeyen, who said he was not on the ground to confirm the attack, however, said bandits have been terrorising the people of the area basically to loot their property.

The Police Public Relations Officer,  DSP David Misal, said he was yet to receive a brief on the attack and arrest of some people in Wukari and Donga Local Government Areas.


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