“I offer my condolences to the victims of the violent attacks in Taraba” – Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has expressed sadness over the attacks in Taraba state, saying relief materials and more security will be provided.

It has been reported that ver 100 Fulanis have been assumed killed​,​ several injured​, others missing and over 15,000 cattle either killed, maimed or rustled, in the attacks in Taraba state.

Osinbajo said the perpetrators will be “brought to book”.

He said, “with great sorrow, I offer my condolences to the victims of the violent attacks in communities in Taraba State.

“The perpetrators of these attacks and acts of violence will be brought to book.

“Yesterday (Wednesday), I summoned and held an emergency meeting with top security officials of the FG and Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku.

“I have also ordered the deployment of extra military battalion, police reinforcements and also a deployment of NSCDC to the areas affected.

“Provision of relief materials will be delivered to the affected communities in Toffi, Mayo Daga, Mayo Sina, Tamiya, Kwara-Kwara, Tungan Lugere, Timjire, Nguroje and other villages in the hinterlands of Mambilla, Plateau.

“Long term solutions including mediation between opposing groups in the communal conflict have also been put into motion.

“Tragedies like this will raise emotions but we must remain committed to the reign of peace and use of peaceful methods to resolve issues.”

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