Police declare military Commander missing, six soldiers, Cop killed in Taraba

Police declare military Commander missing, six soldiers, Cop killed in Taraba

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A bloody clash between Kutep and Fulani herdsmen at Tarti area in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State has claimed the lives of six security personnel.

Recall that three policemen were reportedly killed in Takum during a clash between Kutep and Jukun over Kutep annual cultural festival barely four weeks ago.

The police spokesman at the Police Command Taraba State, DSP Usman Abdullahi told Daily Trust on Wednesday that an Army officer identified as Lt Col Eminike and a mobile police officer have also been declared missing.

Abdullahi revealed that Eminike was the Commander leading operation at the trouble area and he was declared missing during the operation.

Abdullahi alleged that Kutep and Fulani militia were responsible of the killings of the military personnel and the mobile police.

More soldiers and policemen were sent to the area to restore peace while search for the missing army officer is being intensified, according to him.

But the police spokesman could not immediately give account of the number of Civilians who were allegedly murdered in the renewed hostility.

According to o him, “The missing Army officer and six military personnel killed were from 93 battalion Takum,” Abdullahi said.

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