A helicopter suspected to be loaded with arms and ammunition have reportedly landed on Saturday in Jibu village, in the Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State.
The Senior Special Assistant to Governor Darius Ishaku on Media and Publicity, Mr. Bala Dan-Abu, said that the arms and ammunition were allegedly meant for marauders that might be planning to launch attacks on Taraba villages.
Mr. Dan-Abu said, “This system of arms delivery was used prior to the tragic attacks on Agatu communities in Benue State last year, which led to the death of three persons.
“That strategy worked for them in Agatu and they are using it again. This could be another planned militia attacks on the people of Taraba.”
Reacting to the development, the member representing Wukari II Constituency in the state House of Assembly, Josiah Aji, on Sunday said he had contacted the chairman of the Wukari LGA, Daniel Adi, to be on guard.
The Chairman, Adi, therefore, said he had sent his surveillance team to the area.
However, the state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP David Misal, dispels the information, saying it was a rumor.
Misal said, “For now, the information remains a rumour, but we have our men there. As soon as we have further information about the issue, I will get back to you.”