- Acting President Yemi Osinbajo orders the deployment of military battalion, police reinforcements, and other security officials to stop attacks in Taraba state
- Osinbajo says those who carried out the attacks would be brought to book
- The federal government states that it has put in motion long time solutions including mediation between opposing groups in the communal conflict
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has held an emergency meeting with Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba state and top security officials following recent killings in some parts of the state.
Osinbajo has also ordered deployment of military battalion, police reinforcements and other security officials to the areas affected, Premium Times reports.
The acting president in a statement by his spokesperson, Laolu Akande, on Thursday, June 22, condoled the victims of attacks in a number of communities in Taraba.
Osinbajo condemned the acts of violence, noting that those who carried out the attacks would be brought to book.
“Acting President Osinbajo has therefore ordered the deployment of an extra military battalion, police reinforcements and also a deployment of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps to the areas affected.
“Equally the Acting President has ordered the provision of relief materials to be delivered to the affected communities in Toffi, Mayo Daga, Mayo Sina, Tamiya, Kwara-Kwara, Tungan Lugere, Timjire, Nguroje and other villages in the hinterlands of Mambilla Plateau,” the statement said.
The statement also said the federal government had put in motion long time solutions including mediation between opposing groups in the communal conflict.
NAIJ.com had earlier reported that Fulani communities in Sardauna local government area of Taraba state have called on Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to intervene in what they described as genocide being perpetrated against them.
According to the report, the community leaders alleged that a local militia in the area has been killing Fulanis and destroying their property on the orders of the chairman of the local government, John Yep.
The allegations were made in a statement on Wednesday, June 21 and signed by four of their elders.
They said the crisis began after the militia started protesting the arrest of one Umaru CID, a ring leader of the group in Nguroje town by security operatives.
The arrest was said to be as a result of ongoing litigation over a land dispute.
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