No fewer than Nine people were killed and 16 others injured in a fresh violence that broke out in Wukari local government area of Taraba State.
This sad development is as result of the nullification the Governorship Election by the Taraba State election petition tribunal sacked the Governor, Darius Ishaku.
Residents of Wukari reacted angrily to the tribunal verdict, saying ; “When the sad news got to the town, supporters of both parties suddenly started killing themselves,” a resident told Leadership, adding that property worth millions of Naira was also destroyed”.
“The crisis, as we are talking, has turned into religious fight. The Christians are alleging that the tribunal chairman, who ordered the removal of Governor Ishaku was biased,” he said.
The Senior special adviser on media and publicity to Governor Ishaku, Mr. Slyvanus Giwa, said soldiers had been drafted to the area to control the situation.
“Normalcy is gradually returning to the ancient city of Wukari and government is doing its best to ensure that people go about their normal businesses,” he said.
He warned that anyone who tried to take the laws into their hand would be arrested to face the law.
Omolara Adegoke – Abuja
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