Normalcy gradually returns to Ibbi after unrest


By; Kabir Wurma, Jalingo
Calm is gradually returning to Ibbi town in Taraba State where communal crisis claimed the lives of 10 persons.
The crisis which was ignited by the killing of a Civil Defense Corps officer attached to the area by unknown persons also led to the burning of several residential and commercial buildings.
A combined team of Army and Police were deployed to the troubled town to restore peace and order while a curfew was imposed by the state government.
The Police spokesman of Taraba Police Command, DSP Joseph Kwaji while confirming the incident said effort was been made to restore normalcy in the area.
He also disclosed that a family of six were killed when unknown gun men attacked a fisher men camp at Sarkin Noma village in Dampar district of Ibbi local Government.
Kwaji gave the names of those killed as Dauda Jibir who was the head of the family. others killed were Mardiya Dauda,Uzairu Dauda,Hamisu Dauda,Hadiza Dauda  and Haruna Dauda.
DSP Kwaji furthered disclosed that five other persons were seriously injured and were admitted at government hospital in Dampar town for treatment. He however said no arrests were made yet in connection with the incidents.
Ibbi and Wukari towns located few kilometers apart had suffered more than 12 religious and communal conflicts in which hundred of  persons have being killed while thousands of residents displaced in the last few years.


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