Unknown gunmen kill traditional ruler in Taraba

Some unknown gunmen have killed the traditional ruler of Gidan Usmanu Village, Auwal Wali, in his residence at the Karim Lamido local government area of Taraba State.

Details of the attack were still sketchy at at the time of writing this report.

However, military authorities confirmed the attack in a statement on Tuesday, June 4.

The spokesman for the Army 6 Brigade, Oni Olubodunde, commiserated with the family of the slain monarch, assuring to bring the perpetrators of the attack to book.

He said the commander 6 Brigade/Sector 3 operation Whirl Stroke, Brigadier General Kingsley Uwa, conducted an operational visit to remote areas in Lau and Karim Lamido Local Councils of the state.

According to Olubodunde, the visit was to reassure the local population of the unwavering commitment of troops to securing the citizens, and to strengthen the partnership between the Army, and the communities to flush out criminal elements hibernating within the area.

“We are here to express our condolences to the people of Gidan Usmanu and also to reaffirm our commitment to the safety and well-being of the people of Taraba State,” Uwa was quoted as saying.

“Your support is invaluable to our mission, and we will continue to work together to ensure a secure environment for all residents.”

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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