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Communal clashes claim more lives in Taraba

08 January 2014, 20:57Augustine Osayande

Abuja - More than 90 people were killed during communal clashes that erupted in Taraba State during the just-ended year, police said.

The State Police Commissioner, Jubril Adenniji, said 93 people lost their lives, an increase from the previous year which saw 55 killed.

Communal clashes are commonplace in the state where ethnic groups intermittently fight over land.

He revealed this to journalists while reviewing major crimes that occurred in the state in the last year.

He said the command succeeded in arresting 747 persons in 2013 as against 498 in 2012.

He assured people of the state that the police command would leave no stone unturned in crime prevention in the state.

The police leaders said about 340 people were presently under investigation for different forms of offences while 305 were awaiting trial.

He pledged the police’s commitment to fighting crime.

“I want to assure the citizens of Taraba State that the police command would not leave any stone unturned in developing and reviewing crime prevention strategies to improve on the level of safety enjoyed presently in the state,” said Adenniji.

He hailed the role played by media and members of the community in helping police stifle crime.

– CAJ News


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