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