Taraba Police killings latest: Army Captain had 191 phone chats with wanted kidnapper

By Emma Nnadozie, Crime Editor, Evelyn Usman & Ifeanyi Okolie BUJA-The Nigerian Army Captain who allegedly ordered soldiers on security check-point along the Ibi-Jalingo Expressway in Taraba State, to attack and kill police operatives attached to the Inspector General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team, IRT, has been identified. Vanguard gathered, yesterday, that police investigation […]

Buhari moves to establish Ruga settlements across the country in spite of opposition

Friday Olokor, Eniola Akinkuotu, Okechukwu Nnodim, John Charles and Enyioha Opara Despite the harsh criticism of  the planned establishment of Ruga settlements across the country, the Federal Government is set to commence the pilot phase of the project  in Taraba, Adamawa, Plateau, Kaduna and seven other states, Saturday PUNCH’s investigations have confirmed. It was learnt in […]

Ethnic clashes claim 5 in Taraba

Five persons were killed on Tuesday and several houses burnt in a fresh crisis between the Tiv and Jukuns in Rafinkada Village of Wukari local government area of Taraba. Mr. Daniel Adidas, the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Council confirmed the development in a telephone interview with with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in […]

Gov Ishaku’s CPS, others regain freedom from abductors

The Chief Press Secretary to Gov Darius Ishaku of Taraba state, Alh Hassan Mijinyawa, and two others who were kidnapped on Wednesday, January 30, by armed men regained their freedom in the early hours of Sunday after four days in the hands of their abductors. The senior special assistant on media to Gov Ishaku, Mr […]

CPS to Taraba gov, two others kidnapped

Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo The Chief Press Secretary to Taraba State governor, Alh Hassan Mijinyawa, a government official and an expatriate, whose identities are yet to be ascertained, were have been abducted by gunmen along Bali-Gashaka axis of the state. The state deputy governor, Alhaji Haruna Manu, confirmed this to newsmen on Wednesday in Jalingo. Manu, […]

Nigerian envoy, Taraba APC guber candidate escape assassination attempt

Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo The Nigerian envoy to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Alh Hassan Ardo Jika, and the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba State, Alh Sani Abubakar Danladi, on Thursday, escaped assassination attempt when some hoodlums allegedly attacked their convoy in Wukari Local Government Area of the state.  The […]

Taraba killings: Soldiers arrest suspected masterminds of Fulani killers, others

— 15th April 2018 Molly Kilete, Abuja The Nigerian army said soldiers on internal security operations in Taraba State have arrested two persons suspected to be the masterminds of recent attacks in that state. The suspects, Danasebe Gasama and one Danjuma a.k.a.  American, according to the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Texas Chukwu, are responsible for […]

Death toll in Taraba attack rises to 51

— 14th April 2018 Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo No fewer than 51 bodies have so far been recovered in Jandeikyula, a village on the border of Benue and Taraba states, after armed bandits invaded the village on Wednesday evening. A resident of the area, Aondoakura Adi who spoke to our correspondent said that the search for bodies was ongoing […]

Taraba empowers 448 youths, women in skills acquisition scheme

Taraba empowers 448 youths, women in skills acquisition scheme — 15th February 2018 Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo The Taraba Rescue Watch, in collaboration with the state’s Ministry of Cooperatives, on Wednesday, distributed various empowerment materials to 448 youths and women who graduated from its skills acquisition scheme. Governor Darius Ishaku, while presenting the materials to the […]

Kaduna, Taraba, herders/farmers crisis: NAF, deploys fighter jets

From Molly Kilete, Abuja, Agaju Madugba, Katsina The Nigerian Air Force (NAF), yesterday, said it had deployed two of its fighter jets to Taraba and Kaduna states to restore peace and and order. This is coming just as it announced the establishment of a new Forward Operating Base (FOB) at Kafanchan, Kaduna State to stop […]

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