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  • Updated: June 19, 2024

Nigerian soldiers arrest mastermind behind deadly attack on Taraba community [VIDEO]

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In a key breakthrough, Nigerian Armed Forces from the 6 Brigade, Taraba, have apprehended the mastermind behind the recent catastrophic attack on Mararaban Azagwa, Maihura, in Taraba State's Bali Local Government Area.

The culprit was apprehended in an intelligence-led operation undertaken by troops on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. 

According to intelligence sources, the captured suspect was responsible for the attack on the agricultural village, which killed six innocent residents, including a 90-year-old man.

Military sources report that the army has been working hard to apprehend the criminals, and this arrest marks a significant victory in counter-terrorism efforts. 

The suspect is presently being interviewed, and more information is anticipated to emerge in the following days.

According to the sources, the military has told civilians that they would work diligently to preserve the nation's safety and security and that those guilty for the attack will face punishment.

This development has provided relief to the population, and the army's actions have been praised as a huge achievement in the battle against terrorism.

Allnews.ng has reported that following an attack on a farming community by suspected herdsmen, at least six people are said to have died and several others injured.

The incident that happened on Sunday targeted Mararaban Azagwa and Alele villages all of Maihula in the Bali Local Government Area of the state.

Isah Abdul, a local, informed journalists on Monday that the turmoil began when a man was discovered dead on his way home from Maihula market, inebriated and high on drugs.

“It is an unfortunate development. The relatives of the deceased, who later recovered his corpse, accused the Tiv villagers where the man died of being responsible for the death of their brother.

“There was nothing actually to point to the fact that the man was killed. He might have probably died from complications arising from the alcohol and the drugs he took.

“But his relatives, who suspected that he was killed by the Tiv villagers, mobilised and started attacking and killing people,” Abdul said.

Zaki David Gbaa, head of the Taraba State Tiv Traditional Council, addressed the media in Bali on the situation, saying six persons were murdered and four others are in serious condition in the hospital.

Gbaa named those deceased as Aondohemba Salemkaan, Tersuugh Dondo, Terkuma Mbatim, Kumaga Ujam Asaaga Nev, and Tersoo Memga.

The Tiv leader, who denounced the attack, praised the security authorities for their swift response to calm the situation.

He expressed confidence that the assailants will be apprehended and prosecuted by security forces, particularly because they all reside in the community and are immediately identifiable.

Watch the video of the captured mastermind below: 

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