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Wukari crisis: Police charge 58 to court

17 May 2013, 16:39

Jalingo - The police in Taraba have charged 58 people to court over the May 3 crisis in Wukari  in which 39 people were killed and properties destroyed .

The crisis broke out at a funeral procession of the third in command in the Jukun Traditional Council.

The crisis was reportedly caused by a disagreement between the Jukuns and Hausa/Fulani community over burial rites.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Jubril Adeniji, told newsmen in Jalingo on Thursday that normalcy was gradually returning to the warring communities.

He said that the 24-hour curfew earlier imposed on the area had been reviewed from 4p.m. to 6 a.m to enable students to attend school.

"We have charged 58 persons to court in connection with the Wukari crisis.

"The command has recovered dangerous weapons and looted items from some of the suspects arrested," Adeniji said.

The commissioner also said the command had placed all Divisional Police Officers in the area on alert following the declaration of a state of emergency in neighbouring  Adamawa by President GoodLuck Jonathan.

"We have deployed enough men to the border areas and urged all the DPOS to be on alert to check the possible infiltration of criminals from states under state of emergency to our state," he said.

Adeniji called on the people of the state to always give information to the command to enable it protect them better.


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