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Gassol Crisis Update: 20 Villages Affected in Gassol Local Government

The Taraba State Police Command has expressed dismay over the recent crisis which affected 20 villages in Gassol local government area of the state.

Taraba Rural attackedSpeaking with Tarabavoices correspondent, the Police Public Relations Officer, Joseph Kwaji said the command will not leave any stone unturned as anybody involved in disrupting the peaceful atmosphere in the state will face the wrath of the Police.

He said Gassol crisis started on the 7th May 2016 around 1:45pm, saying a lot of houses and properties were destroyed, unidentified persons burnt and two vehicles were also burnt.

The command spokesperson stressed that before the team sent to Gassol local government area arrived the affected areas, the armed men had fled. He disclosed however that during the period of investigation no arrest was made.

He added that so far, the State Commissioner of Police Shaba Alkali has met with the DPOs and Traditional rulers of the affected areas, urging them to organise sensitization programmes aimed at finding lasting solution to the clashes.

He further called on Tarabans to report any suspicious movement of persons to the appropriate authorities

These are some of the villages  recently affected and burnt down:

Chorugh, Utimen,  Angyer,  Mwarga, Ukusa,  Chemchia,  Felinluwa, Atange, Ya  Akwan, Ugule, Ayem Fela, Genga, Ashitsongu,  Myamchie, Iorngan, Nanguru, Mali, KwaghAondo, Francise Uoosou and Tony. Survivors of the attack who are currently camping at the Roman Catholic Church in Sabongida, Takai which include over 300 persons and children are completely stranded.

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