Showing posts with label taraba. Show all posts
Showing posts with label taraba. Show all posts

Monday, May 12, 2014

Fresh attacks in Taraba, four dead, several houses razed

Suspected herdsmen yesterday morning, May 11th, launched fresh attack in Dinya village in Gassol Local Government Council of the state killing at least four people and razing 30 houses. Confirming the attack, the state's Police Public Relations Officer ASP Joseph Kwaji said several ammunitions were recovered from the herdsmen.
"The police, on arrival at the scene of the attack, recovered 13 empty shells of AK47 rifle, four cartridges and an assault rifle,” he said.
Also confirming the incident, the Ward Head of Danacha, Gassol LG Council Daniel Mbaterem said the gunmen stormed the village at about 8:00 a.m. and began killing the villagers and burning houses.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Unknown Gunmen shoot and kill 50 in fresh attack in Taraba

Unknown gunmen yesterday struck residents of Gidan Aku community on the outskirts Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State killing no fewer than 50 people with many seriously injured.
According to reports, the men who stormed the area with sophisticated weapons allegedly came in from Nassarawa state and attacked the residents while they were sleeping. They set the whole place on fire forcing residents to flee into nearby bushes for safety.
An eyewitness and also a lawyer in the community, Luka Agbu said no security officer came to their rescue during the attack

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Taraba state: New Speaker Elected To Replace Tsokwa

After the unexpected death of Haruna Tsokwa on Nobermber 4, Taraba state House of Assembly has elected a new Speaker.  The Assembly this morning elected Josiah Kente as new Speaker. He will replace Haruna Tsokwa, who died after a brief illness on November 4. Details of Mr. Kente’s election are, however, quite vague.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Blood Politic: Just 1 week after Taraba speaker died, his deputy escape assassination

Hardly a week after the death of Speaker of Taraba State House of Assembly Haruna Tsokwa under circumstance that is however generating different understandings in their state, his deputy Adamu Tanko Maikarfi in addition has escaped being killed by as yet not known assassins who trailed him to a particular area in Jalingo. SaharaReporters proved the history from the Deputy Speaker through our source.

Maikarfi who seemed courageous said,

Monday, November 4, 2013

Taraba speaker, Mr. Haruna Tsokwa is dead

The Speaker of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Mr. Haruna Tsokwa, is dead. He was said to own passed on in early hours of Saturday at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo.  Tsokwa, 47, took over the Speaker after the former speaker, Mr. Isa Ajiya, was impeached.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Taraba: My deputy betrayed me, says Suntai Taraba

AILING Taraba State Governor Danbaba Suntai has accused his deputy, Alhaji Garba Umar, of betrayal. Suntai said he least expected the deputy governor to lust for his (Suntai’s) office given the confidence he reposed in him.
Suntai, who spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Sylvanus Yakubu, said the governor was not the only one that felt betrayed but the entire people of the state.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Taraba political crinkum-crankum ridicules Nigeria’s democracy—Tsav -

MAKURDI—Former Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, has described the ongoing political logjam in Taraba State as a sad development and a ridicule of the Nigeria’s democracy.
Tsav who spoke yesterday with Vanguard said the development was a clear indication that the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, was on the part of disintegration because “it is a house divided against it.”

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Taraba assembly to Suntai: Go back to US hospital

Barely 24 hours after Governor Danbaba Suntai, addresed the people of Taraba State through a recorded video,  the state House of Assembly on Thursday  advised him to return to the hospital  in the United States where he was on admission for further treatment.

Taraba assembly to Suntai: Go back to US hospital

Barely 24 hours after Governor Danbaba Suntai, addresed the people of Taraba State through a recorded video,  the state House of Assembly on Thursday  advised him to return to the hospital  in the United States where he was on admission for further treatment.
The assembly, in a statement by its Speaker, Haruna  Tsokwa, and 15 other  members, also reaffirmed Alhaji Garba Umar as the acting governor of the state.

The lawmakers   claimed  that  before Wednesday, all their  efforts  to meet with the recuperating governor, who arrived in Jalingo on Sunday from the  US,  were rebuffed by people close to him.
They  pointed out  that from the manner the governor spoke when they finally  met with him on Wednesday,  they  doubted  that he  authored the letter in which he informed them of his return and desire to resume work.
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Gov Suntai's letter to Taraba Assembly; Femi Falana demands police investigation

Senior lawyer and political activist, Femi Falana (SAN), yesterday sent a petition to the Inspector General of Police demanding a detailed investigation of the letter purportedly sent to the Taraba State House of Assembly by Governor Danbaba Suntai yesterday indicating he is ready to resume office.

Governor Suntai returned to Nigeria on Sunday after 10 months away receiving treatment and rehabilitation for serious brain injuries he received when an aircraft he was piloting crashed in October 2012.  Reports say he appeared bewildered and uncoordinated as he arrived, needing help and not speaking.
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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Curfew Imposed As 39 Are Confirmed Dead After battle between Christians and Muslims in Wukari, Taraba State

The Taraba State government has imposed a 24-hour curfew in the troubled town of Wukari as the state’s police command officially confirmed that 39 people have died in a sectarian battle that began Friday between Jukun Christians and Muslims.

A police spokesman in Taraba State, Joseph Kwaji, told SaharaReporters over the phone that 32 houses were burned, and 30 people injured. He revealed that 40 suspects have been arrested in connection with the bloody confrontation that started during a traditional ruler’s funeral procession in Wukari.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

20 Feared Dead In Taraba Violence

At least 20 people were killed in violent clashes on Friday between Christian and Muslim mobs in Taraba state, prompting a round-the-clock curfew, an aid worker has said.
“We have recovered 20 bodies from the violence so far,” the source, speaking on condition of anonymity on Saturday, said about the unrest in the town of Wukari, some 200 kilometres (125 miles) from the state capital Jalingo.
Source: Vanguard

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Taraba Governor Danbaba Suntai Brain-Damaged, Can't Recognize Visitors

Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba State, who was seriously injured when his plane crashed on October 25 in Yola, capital of Adamawa State, has suffered extensive brain damage and failed to recognize members of a presidential delegation that visited him at a hospital in Hanover, Germany.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Plane crash: Taraba gov to be flown to Germany

Taraba State Governor, Danbaba Suntai, is to be flown to Germany for treatment, following serious injuries he received in a plane crash on Thursday night.
The governor and four of his aides and a co-pilot sustained serious injuries after a light aircraft he (Suntai) was flying crashed on Y in neighbouring Adamawa State.

After initial reports that the governor died in the crash, he and the others were found alive in the plane.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Taraba governor dies in plane accident

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Taraba State Governor, Danbaba Suntai, on Thursday night died when a small plane he was flying crashed.
The governor was said to be the only casualty of the crash at the Yola Airport while two others survived.
This is the second crash of a civilian plane recorded this year.
A Dana Air plane on a scheduled flight from Abuja – Lagos crashed a few kilometres to the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos on June 3, killing all 153 onboard and four persons on the ground.
More details later.
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