January 22, 2018

Helicopter loaded with dangerous weapons lands in Taraba

Helicopter loaded with dangerous weapons lands in Taraba

Mi-35M helicopter

A helicopter suspected to be loaded with arms and ammunition was reported to have landed in a village called Jibu, in Wukari local government area of Taraba State on Saturday.

Governor Darius Ishaku’s media aide, Bala Dan Abu told newsmen that the arms and ammunition are allegedly meant for a militia group that may be planning attacks on Taraba villages.

But Police spokesman, David Misal, said a surveillance team has been directed to the area to get to the roots of the matter.

Bala Dan Abu speaking said “This system of arms delivery was used prior to the tragic attacks in Agatu communities in Benue State last year, which led to the killings there.

“When it was reported, nothing was done to trace and arrest the owners of the helicopter.

“That strategy works for them in Agatu and they are using it again today.

“This may be another planned militia attacks on the people of Taraba in the offing,”.

More details soon