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Senate denounces deadly Taraba State attacks

05 May 2015, 17:51

Abuja - The Senate has condemned the attack on Kunmi and Wadatan villages in the Wase Local Government Area of Plateau State.

Several people were killed during the attack by suspected militia groups.

There have been reports the military was involved in the attacks on civilians.

Senator Victor Lar raised the matter through point of order at the plenary.

He said armed men wearing army uniform attacked the villages between at the weekend killing several people and displacing scores more.

Also read: Gunmen kill 25 in Taraba

Lar said while the cause of the attack was still unknown, the military was not involved.

The upper chamber of the National Assembly also directed its Committee on Defence and Army to contact the military High Command to identify those responsible for the attack.

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the sitting, on behalf of the legislators, sympathised with the people of Wase and urges the military to probe the attack.

There has been a series of violent attacks in Taraba State in recent weeks.

It was reported on Monday troops had killed about 30 militants in response to an attack that claimed the lives of six soldiers. 

- CAJ News

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