Army declares five wanted over Taraba killings


The Nigerian Army, on Wednesday, declared five persons wanted in Taraba State for their alleged roles in killings in Takum Local Government Area of the state in particular and the state in general.
They are Tanko Adiku Dantayi, Kurusi Danladi, Chindo, Big Olumba and Chairman Poko.
Army spokesman, Brig.-Gen Texas Chukwu, in a statement appealed to the people of Taraba State to give useful information to the security agencies that would lead to the arrest of the suspects.
The Nigerian Army, on Saturday, said its troops arrested two alleged masterminds of the killings in the Takum and Ussa Local Government Areas of Taraba, identified as Mr Danjuma and Mr Danasebe Gasama.
According to Brig. Gen. Chukwu, Danjuma, also known as American, and Gasama were arrested on Friday by troops deployed for Operation Ayem Akpatuma in a community in Takum, following a tip-off.
The army spokesman said, “Preliminary investigation has identified these two individuals as key players in the killings and uprising in the two councils in the state.


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