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Police Arrest Four for Killing Traditional Ruler, Daughter in Taraba

Taraba State Police Command has arrested four persons suspected to be the Killers of a Tiv Traditional Ruler, Bernard Zaakaa and his daughter, Mimidoo, at Gazabu village of Bali Local Area of the State.

Police Public Relations Officer, ASP David Misal, said on Tuesday that Zaakaa and his four-year-old daughter were shot dead in their residence, on March 18.

The PPRO explained that Mr. Geoffrey Ugondo who sustained injuries from gunshots during the attack is responding well to treatment at Santa Maria Clinic in Bali.

“We have arrested the suspects and recovered two local guns, nine cartridges, two extended cartridges and some gunpowder from them,” he said.

Misal said the arrest followed a complaint lodged at a police station in Bali, by a younger brother to the deceased, Levi Zaakaa.

“Immediately we received the report of the incident that occurred around 7.30 p.m. on March 18, the police started combing the area and eventually arrested the suspects on March 19,” he said.

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