- Nigerian Army says two persons connected with killings in Taraba state have been arrested by troops
- Army spokesperson, Brig Gen Texas Chukwu, says investigation shows that the two suspects were key players in the killings
- Femi Adesina blasts some Nigerians for their alleged misinterpretation of President Buhari's statement
The alleged masterminds of the killings in Taraba state have been arrested by the Nigerian Army.
The director of army public relations, Brig Gen Texas Chukwu, in a statement obtained by NAIJ.com on Saturday, April 14, said that two persons connected with killings in Taraba state had been caught by troops involved in a military operation in the area.
He said: “Troops on exercise Ayem Akaptuma on 12 April, 2018 arrested two persons, Mr Danasebe Gasama and Mr Danjuma, aka, American, in connection with the killings and uprising in Takum and Ussa Local Government Areas of Taraba State.
“The two suspects were arrested at Takum following an intelligence that they were the coordinators of several attacks both on Fulani and the locals.”
Chukwu said investigation revealed that the two suspects were key players in the killings and uprising in the two local government areas of the state.
He called on the public to always give useful and timely information to the security agency for prompt action.
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Meanwhile, following the widespread criticism that followed President Buhari's statement about the influx of trained fighters from Libya posing as herdsmen to the Archbishop of Canterbury, His Grace Justin Welby in London, presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina has blasted some Nigerians for their misinterpretation of the statement.
Adesina who described Nigerians who misinterpreted the statement as intellectually lazy argued that a simple investigation would have shown that the death of Muammar Gaddafi of Libya was responsible for the proliferation of small arms all over Africa.
The presidential spokesman in a statement on Facebook said.
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