Abuja - The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has ordered the immediate deployment of anti-riot police to curb ongoing mayhem in some villages in Gashaka Local Government Area in Taraba State.
State Commissioner of Police, Shaba Alkali, disclosed the move while updating journalists on the upheaval that led to massive killings and wanton destruction of property.
He said the unit of police deployed to the state would align with the ones on ground to install normalcy in the area.
The commissioner also paraded one of the alleged sponsors of the crisis, whose name was given as Ardo Ayuba Illiyasu.
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“The command has mapped out relevant strategies to track down all persons that participated in the crisis,” Akali said.
According to the commissioner, a group of people numbering about 20 suspected to be Fulani herdsmen initiated the crisis.
The herdsmen reportedly invaded and attacked Dori and Mesuma Villages via Garbabi ward burning several houses and force the villagers to flee into the village of Mayo-Selbe and Sabon-Gida for safety.
Investigations are still in progress.
Alkali called on the fleeing citizens of the area to return.
“The command is capable of providing adequate security,” said Alkali.
- CAJ News