15 killed, houses burnt in Taraba clash as doc­tors be­gin strike

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Itodo Daniel Sule, Jalingo

Res­i­dents said 15 people were killed while many oth­ers were in­jured yes­ter­day in a com­mu­nal clash at Jibu Ward in Wukari LGA of Taraba State. But po­lice spokesman, ASP Joseph Kwaji, who con­firmed the at­tack, said 10 people died.

A res­i­dent told Daily Trust that some youths mo­bi­lized to carry out the at­tack early yes­ter­day, leav­ing about 15 people dead and many houses burnt. Our cor­re­spon­dent gath­ered that the re­mains of the vic­tims were de­posited at the Wukari Gen­eral Hospi­tal.

“There was an at­tack by some Jukun people early in the morn­ing in a vil­lage called Jibu in Wukari. It is a vil­lage in­hab­ited by Hausa, Fu­lani, Tiv and Jukuns”, the po­lice spokesman said, adding that soldiers and po­lice­men had been drafted to the area and the sit­u­a­tion had been brought un­der con­trol. In an­other de­vel­op­ment, the As­so­ci­a­tion of Res­i­dent Doc­tors (ARD) at the Federal Med­i­cal Cen­tre, Jalingo have be­gun an in­def­i­nite strike over what they termed ‘un­war­ranted and il­le­gal de­duc­tions’ from their al­lowances. A re­lease signed by its pres­i­dent, Dr. Tino Austin D. and sec­re­tary gen­eral, Dr. Dacha Da­lyop, di­rected mem­bers of the as­so­ci­a­tion (in­clud­ing med­i­cal of­fi­cers and house of­fi­cers) to com­mence strike im­me­di­ately un­til all the de­ducted al­lowances are re­paid.

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