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Many Feared Dead In Mambilla Plateau Fights



PDP's Ishaku replies APC in Taraba State

Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba state.

The recurring attacks as a result of the communal clashes on the Mambilla Plateau in Taraba State, has reportedly left several people killed and many others injured.

Information obtained by Naija News reveals the crisis however escalated over the weekend, resulting in fresh attacks.

Though official figures are yet to be established, THISDAY reports that no fewer than 40 persons may have been killed in fresh clashes over the weekend among warring members of the Mambilla and Fulani groups.

Also, the unfortunate incident has reportedly left many injured and several houses and belongings burnt since the fresh crisis emerged Thursday evening.

Naija News learnt the clashes started at Nguroje village in Sarduana Local Government Area of the state, over land disagreements before gradually spreading to other villages and towns such as Likitaba and Leme on the outskirts of Gembu, the local government headquarters.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. David Akinremi confirmed the incident, describing it as unfortunate.

He also assured that security operatives would leave no stone unturned in restoring peace to the area.

According to him “It is very unfortunate that the crisis occurred. I had held several meetings with the leaders and stakeholders of all the ethnic groups on the Mambilla on the need to embrace peace and they gave me their word to maintain peace. But its very unfortunate that this happening now.”

Also, the Taraba state governor, Darius Ishaku has in a statement signed by his media aide, Mr. Bala Dan Abu, appealed for peace, unity and tolernace in the affected areas.

Meanwhile, as reported by Naija News, President Muhammadu Buhari is set to visit the troubled spot in Taraba as well as other affected states to undertake an on-the-spot assessment of the various occurrences and to meet & console the communities affected.

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