Taraba crisis: Death toll rises to 18

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The police command in Taraba on Friday said death toll from the crisis between the Fulani and Mambilla ethnic groups in Sardauna Local Government area of the state had risen from seven to 18.

Mr Yakubu Babas, the Commissioner of Police in the state disclosed this at a press conference in Jalingo.

Babas noted that the police and other security agencies had deployed enough men to the area to ensure protection of lives and property.

He said two persons had so far been arrested in connection with the crisis.

He explained that “I want to use this medium…

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