Suspected Bandits Ambush, Kill Traditional Ruler, Son In Taraba Community

Udeng Ibrahim Yamusa, the traditional chief of the Yukuben chiefdom in Taraba State’s Takum Local Government Area, was assassinated by gunmen who are thought to be Islamic militants.

His son happened to be his driver, who was also killed by the attackers.

According to information, the traditional leader and his son were abducted last Thursday on a homecoming from Takum, the seat of Takum Local Government Area.

Pastor John Ibrahim, his first son and secretary, confirmed the occurrence and said that the victims were brutally slain while they were returning to the chiefdom.

“My father and brother were taken unawares by these suspected militias. They decided to travel on a motorcycle leaving his official car because of our dilapidated road network,” he said.

The traditional ruler, whom he said was scheduled to attend a peace meeting in Takum, decided to return home because the meeting was postponed.

Ibrahim could not ascertain why the bandits who have been terrorising communities in Yangtu Special Development Area, Takum and Ussa local government areas, have decided to cut short the lives of his father and brother at the same time.

While urging security operatives not to leave any stone unturned in bringing the perpetrators to justice, he called for the deployment of troops to the southern zone of Taraba State.

The acting Police Public Relations Officer in Taraba, DSP Kwache Gambo confirmed the incident to Channels Television on Saturday night.

She said the remains of the traditional ruler and his son were discovered in a bush in another community far away from the scene of the kidnap.

Gambo, however, said an investigation into the incident had commenced as directed by the state police commissioner to find those behind the killing.

The Command’s spokesperson appealed to residents to always report suspicious movements or threats to life early enough to enable the police to nip the situation in the bud.

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