Security Forces Kill 10 Suspected Herdsmen Terrorising Adamawa, Taraba
A combined team of the Army and Police has killed 10 suspected herdsmen terrorising Adamawa and Taraba states.
During a media briefing yesterday in Jalingo, the authorities said the suspects were eliminated at Katubu village after a tip-off.The victims, according to the Deputy Police Commissioner (operation), Falaya Olalayi, were repelled by security agents while returning from Anya village, a border community, after unleashing mayhem on settlements in both states.
The police chief, during the parade where arms and ammunition were recovered, revealed that some of the suspects escaped with bullet wounds.He said: “ We received an intelligence report that armed bandits were seen in a large number at a border village between Taraba and Adamawa states.”
Items recovered include assorted guns, ammunition and four motorcycles used in “carrying out their ugly operations.”Calling on the public to always report any strange person and movement within their localities, the DCP assured the residents of security of lives and property peace in all parts of the state.
According to him, “in our commitment to ensure that lives and property are restore in Taraba State, we have resolved to give armed bandits terrorising the state a thorough fight.”
To the public, he said: “Give us your maximum cooperation,” admonishing the terrorists to seek alternative means of livelihood or relocate from the state. Olalayi enjoined the people to remain calm and go about their businesses without fear, noting that security operatives were determined to rid the states of criminal elements.