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Police confirm 5 post-election deaths in Taraba



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Taraba State Police Command on Sunday confirmed that five persons were killed after the presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.

While disclosing this to newsmen in Jalingo, the Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO) in the state, Mr David Misal, said they were attacked while coming from Umari to Cambri villages in Karim Lamido Local Government Area at about 3:00 a.m.

He noted that their killing was not connected to the elections.

“Yes, five people were ambushed by hoodlums and shot dead in the early hours of Sunday in Karim Lamido Local Government Council of Taraba.

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“The killings do not have to do with elections, it is being investigated as a criminal matter,” he said.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson of the All progressives Congress (APC) in the Taraba, Mr Aaron Artimas, who confirmed an agent of the party, Malam Muhammed Kambari, as one of the victims said he was coming from his village in company of his others when the attackers struck.

“Kambari went to his home town of Kambari where he served as a party agent and was on his way back to Karim, the local government headquarters where they would proceed to Jalingo with the election results when he and four others were waylaid and killed.

“We have filed the report with the police and so far nothing has come out of it yet but it is our hope that they will bring the perpetrators to book,” he said.

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