Friday, 23 June 2017

Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo Deploys Military in Taraba over Fresh Killings



Professor Yemi Osinbajo has moved to contain the crisis taking place in Taraba State which has recorded several deaths.


Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has order the deployment of a battalion of military to Taraba over recent violence and attacks in the state.
 
The attacks it was reported claimed a number of lives in the area. The acting President in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on media publicity Laolu Akande condemned the attcks and condoled with the victims.
 
Osinbajo said that perpetrators of the attack would be brought to book.
 
The Acting President while commiserating with the people of the affected communities, said he has already summoned and held an emergency meeting with top security officials of the Federal Government and Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku over the matter.
 
“The acting President has therefore ordered the deployment of an extra military battalion, police reinforcements and also a deployment of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense 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 added.
 
Osinbajo has also put in motion long time solutions including mediation between opposing groups in the communal conflict.

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