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Suspected herdsmen kill local government chairman

“The corpse of the late chairman has been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo,” police said.

• January 24, 2021
Mohammed Adamu
Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu (Photo Credit: @policeNG)

Gunmen suspected to be herders have reportedly killed Salihu Dovo, chairman of Ardo Kola Local Government Area in Taraba.

Peoples Gazette learnt from security sources that the assailants took the deceased to an undisclosed location and contacted his family members a few hours later to come for his dead body where they abandoned it in a bush.

The attack was carried out by about 15 suspected herdsmen, security sources told the Gazette from Jalingo, the state capital.

The Taraba State Police Command spokesperson David Misal confirmed the incident to the Gazette on phone Sunday afternoon.

“Yes the police are aware of the incident and we’ve arrested two persons in connection with the crime. The command has swiftly launched an investigation.”

“The corpse of the late chairman has been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo,” Mr. Misal said.

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