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Chief of Yandang Petitions Gov. Kefas Over Extra-Judicial Killing By Military

Tension is now mounting at Mayolope/Sayonti, border communities of Adamawa and Taraba states, over the alleged extra judicial killing of Esthon Ishaku by military personnel.

The traditional Ruler of Yandang Kingdom in Taraba State, Dr. Haniel Banti has petitioned Governor Kefas Agbu and military authorities to fish out the soldiers who allegedly killed one of his subjects during a military raid on Mayolope market at Lau Local Government of the state.

 

The conflict erupted after the arrest of the prime suspect in a herder/farmer conflict at a local beer joint by a policeman who handed him to the soldiers at a military checkpoint where the suspect was brutalized.

 

Mayolope community has been engulfed with herders and farmers crises and every family member of the farming community would have a story to tell.

 

The community is once again in the news as their major market was allegedly raided by military personnel.

 

The invasion didn't go without incident as life was lost from a stray bullet while others were lucky to have escaped with bullet wounds.

 

Some of the residents of the community who spoke to the Newsmen accused the police of complicity in the incident.

 

The traditional ruler of the community described the behavior of the soldiers as unprofessional.

 

The monarch said he took steps to avert the killing, calling on the youth of the community not to take the law into their own hand

 

 The community wants relevant authorities to take proactive steps to avoid a reoccurrence of such an incident.


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