Taraba Violence: Top Military Chiefs, Security Officers Relocate To Sarduana
Following the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s directive on the deployment of an extra military battalion to Sardauna Council of Taraba State, security chiefs, including the General Officer Commanding (GOC) the 3 Division of the Nigeria Army, Brig-Gen. Benjamin Ahanotu, Commandment of the 23 Brigade, Yola in Adamawa State, Brig-Gen. Bello A Mohammed, Commandant of the 20 Battalion in Sarti, Lt-Col. Abdullahi Anwar and the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Yunana Yakubu Babas, have temporarily relocated to the area.
Chairman of the council, Mr. John Yep, disclosed that the genesis of the crisis, which led to wanton destruction of lives and property, was the arrest of a Mambilla man and Wakili of Ngoroje.
He admonished security chiefs on the need to establish a motor circle unit in the area because of the difficult terrain.
Mohammed urged the state government to as a matter of urgency fashion out measures that would put to rest the incessant clashes in the area.
Responding, Yep explained said the council was living no stone unturned to prevent further crisis that could led to the displacement of persons.
At the time of filing this report, all the security chiefs, along with journalists, were on a visit to the affected villages.