Soldiers allegedly kill five youths returning from a wedding in Taraba after ‘mistaking them for kidnappers’

Two of the youths killed Soldiers have allegedly killed five youths at Bassa village in Ardo-Kola Local Government Area of Taraba State.   According to Daily Trust, the young men were returning from a wedding ceremony in Garin-Baka around 12 midnight on Thursday, April 1, when soldiers on patrol mistook them for kidnappers and allegedly opened fire on them.   Isah Umar, a student of Taraba State University, who managed to escape, told the publication he and his friends were riding on motorcycles back to their village, Basa, when they ran…

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One dead, many injured as two men fight over lady’s love in Taraba

A fight which ensued between two men over a lady’s love has left at least one person dead in Jalingo, Taraba State’s capital.   Channels Television reported that the fight which occurred in Water Board area of Jalingo, also led to the destruction of properties worth millions of naira.   It was learnt that the fight degenerated into a religious crisis as one of the men hired thugs to inflict mayhem on the other, while the other one called on friends to assist in fighting back.   The tension was however doused after security…

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My wife has finished my life – Taraba man whose pregnant wife cut off his penis cries from his hospital bed

The man whose heavily pregnant wife cut off his penis in Taraba state has spoken out from his hospital bed.   On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 32-year-old Halima Umaru, who is 8-months-pregnant, chopped off the penis of her husband,  42-year-old Aliyu Umaru.   Aliyu, who has two wives and two children – a boy from his first wife Halima and a girl from his second wife – groaned in agony as he lay on his bed at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Gombe State, where he was referred to after the…

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Taraba ‘kidnap kingpin’ Wadume and six others arraigned for ‘terrorism’

Suspected Taraba kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Bala aka Wadume was on Monday June 8 arraigned before before a Federal High Court in Abuja.   Wadume was arraigned alongside Aliyu Dadje (a police Inspector), Auwalu Bala (aka Omo Razor), Uba Bala (aka Uba Delu) Bashir Waziri (aka Baba Runs), Zubairu Abdullahi (aka Basho) and Rayyanu Abdul on amended charge of 13 counts bordering on terrorism, kidnapping and related offences.   Though the case was initiated through a 16-count charge filed on January 21 this year, by Simon Lough (an Assistant Commissioner of Police) in the…

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Soldier stopped from committing suicide in Taraba

A soldier who climbed the Welcome to Taraba Roadblock Tower (over 24fts high), has been stopped from committing suicide by youths after he threatened to jump down.   The soldier identified simply as Ali attracted attention after being seen on top of the tower throwing down his clothes. After people gathered, he was heard saying in Hausa and pidgin “I want to die. Allow me to jump down and die.” The youths who gathered at the spot however said in response “Please do not jump. We don’t want you to die.”   An eyewitness said;…

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17 murdered in fresh attacks in Adamawa, Taraba

Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo; Billy Graham Abel Yola The chairman of Ussa Local Government Area of Taraba State, Hon. Rimansikwe Karma, yesterday, confirmed the killing of nine persons in an early-morning attack on Tutuwa community in the council. Similarly, eight people were killed in another herdsmen’s attack in Nega village, Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa State. The gunmen were reported to have stormed the community on motorbikes yesterday, killing residents and burning houses. Karma told our correspondent on phone that the attackers surrounded the village at about 5am yesterday and…

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