The Senator-Elect for Taraba South Senatorial District, Sen. David Jimkuta has condemned in strong terms the recent attacks on Tsukundi, Kyhazo, and Pita villages in Wukari local government area by suspected Tiv Militia.
Jimkuta disclosed that the recent violent attacks by suspected Tiv militia in some surrounding villages in Wukari which claimed many lives and several others injured was unacceptable.
“I am deeply saddened and outraged by the heinous attack on members of our constituency at Tsokundi, Kyhazo, Pita, and other villages in Wukari local government which, unfortunately, resulted in the tragic loss of innocent lives.
He said the criminal act was a direct assault on the peace and harmony that they have worked tirelessly to foster within the community
Jimkuta unequivocally condemned what he described as senseless violence, adding that he stand in solidarity with the affected families.
He called on the relevant authorities, particularly the law enforcement agencies to swiftly and diligently investigate the appalling incident.
The Senator-elect also demanded that “It is of utmost importance that the perpetrators of this act of terror are apprehended and brought to justice”.
He further stressed that stakeholders of the area would not allow such acts of violence to go unpunished as it undermines the fabric of their society and threatens the security of the people.
Senator David Jimkuta urged the people of Taraba South in general and Wukari in particular, to remain calm and refrain from any acts that could lead to a breakdown of law and order and further disrupt the peace they were striving to maintain.
“Let us unite as one community and work with entrenched security systems to address this grave injustice” he added.
The Senator similarly urged families who lost loved ones in the unfortunate incident and those who sustained injuries to accept his heartfelt commiserations.
He, however, assured his constituents of his commitment to their safety and well-being, stressing the need for stakeholders to nip the evil in the bud and create an environment where every citizen can live without fear or intimidation.
Jimkuta advised the people of Taraba South to unite and support each other as well as foster an atmosphere of peace, love, and understanding.
Reacting, the National Secretary, of Ayatutu Cultural and Social Development Initiative Worldwide, Comrade David Nyiagee expressed disappointment with the Senator-Elect, David Jimkuta for profiling the Tiv people as responsible for the attacks in Tsukundi and other villages in Wukari local government.
“Who knows if the Tsukundu incident is mere propaganda by the Jukun in their usual way, to give the Tiv people a bad name to find favour and continue with their agenda of ethnic cleansing on the Tiv people of Taraba State?” he said.
It was gathered that at least five persons have been killed while several others were injured following barricading of roads by unidentified armed men in the area last week.
5 Dead In Delta Tanker Explosion – Police
The Delta State Police Command says five persons died with properties including eight buses, two tankers, five trailers, two cars, and one motorcycle burnt completely in an early Sunday inferno, Channels TV reports.
Sunday’s incident happened after a tanker laden with PMS – driving towards Benin along Warri-Benin Road – fell with its content spilling into the nearby swamp.
In a statement, the command’s spokesman Bright Edafe disclosed that the spillage attracted youths who started scooping the fuel into jerry cans and other containers.
While they were at it, he said an explosion erupted and the fire engulfed the area.
Meanwhile, the Delta State Governor Sheriff Oborevwori has sent his condolences to the families of victims who got burnt in the explosion.
In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Festus Ahon, in Asaba, Governor Sheriff commiserated with the victims’ families on the sad incident.
He disclosed that the State has reached out to help the victims.
Governor Oborevwori blamed the unfortunate incident on the poor state of federal roads, once again calling on the Federal Government to expedite action in reconstructing failed portions of the road.
LG Chairman Assures Corps Members Of Security Of Lives In Bauchi State
Mr Markus Lusa, the caretaker Chairman of Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi state has assured the corps members serving in the area of security of their lives and property.
He made the assurance on Thursday during a town hall meeting between the corps members and the Bogoro local government council stakeholders, organised by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in the area.
Lusa, who explained that the council was always partnering with all the security agencies in the area, added that the council was ready to partner with NYSC to better the lives of the corps members serving in the Local Government.
Represented by Mr Markus Nahemia, the Director, Administration and General Services, Bogoro LGA, Lusa urged the corps members to be patient as all their previous demands would be met in due time.
Earlier, Mr David Dauda, Bogoro Local Government Inspector (LGI) of NYSC, enjoined the stakeholders in the area to encourage corps members by financing community development projects that would have a positive impact on the lives of the members of their host communities.
He appreciated the government and the people of Bogoro for being corps members friendly, adding that the LGA could best be described as a home away from home to Corps members.
In his remarks, Mr Saul Mamman, the Education Secretary, Bogoro Local Education Authority, said that assisting corps members to execute community development service projects would lead to greater social impact and sustainable change in the local communities.
Speaking on behalf of the corps members, the Corps Liaison Officer (CLO), Bogoro Local Government, Mr Daniel Obioma described the programme as apt and timely.
While commending the people of the area for being accommodating and hospitable to corps members, Obioma said that the event would assist them in discharging their duties effectively.
Fintiri Reiterates Support To Nigeria Army Over Fighting Insurgency
By Muhammad B. Muhammad
Adamawa State Governorr, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has reassured of his Government’s support to the Nigerian Armed Forces to stem the tide of insurgency and other crimes.
Speaking when he received Major General G U Chibuisi and his entourage on Wednesday at Government House, Governor Fintiri praised the Military for its role in strengthening the state’s security initiative, ensuring peace and unity across communities.
While commending the Theatre Commander for high level of discipline, he reassured him of the usual cooperation of the Government and People of Adamawa State to ensure a conducive environment is created for them to operate.
He urged the Commander to rise to the challenge of battling crime in Nigerias North East region.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri also pledged to sustain his administrations support to security agencies until the State is made safe for its residents.
He said that his administration would not let down its guard, “I also want to put on record that we have enjoyed tremendous support in not only getting the various security agencies to buy into our new thinking, but also in practice getting them to deploy enough security to ensure the protection of lives and property of the people.
The Theatre Commander Operation Hadin Kai, Major General Chibuisi commended Governor Fintiri for his untiring support to the army in their efforts to root out crime and protect the country’s territorial integrity.
The Theatre Commander was accompanied by the Brigade Commander and other top Military officers.
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