Governor’s aide decries landing of aircraft loaded with firearms in Taraba


Governor Darius Ishaku’s media and publicity aide, Bala Dan Abu, has reacted to rumours of a helicopter purportedly loaded with firearms and ammunition landing in Jubu village, Wukari local government area of the state on Saturday night.

News of the aircraft carrying fire arms and landing in Jubu village, located along River Benue near Ibi, had been widely circulating on the social media.

Abu alleged that the arms and ammunition might be meant for a militia group that may be planning to carry out attacks on Taraba villages.

According to him, “This system of arms delivery was said to have happened prior to the tragic attacks in Agatu in Benue State last year, which led to many killings.

“Nothing was done to trace and arrest the owners of the helicopter.

This may be another planned militia attacks in the offing.”

Also speaking, a member of the Taraba State House of Assembly representing Wukari II Constituency, Josiah Aji, told newsmen that he was alerted of the development.

Aji said he had also alerted security agencies and the chairman of Wukari local government council, Daniel Adi, to investigate the allegation.

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