Gunmen Ambush, Kill Monarch, Son, In Taraba

Gunmen, suspected to be bandits have killed the traditional ruler of Yukuben chiefdom in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State, Udeng Ibrahim Yamusa.

The Acting Police Public Relations Officer in the State, DSP Kwache Gambo, confirmed the incident to Channels Television on Saturday night.

TheFact Daily gathered that the bandits, prior to killing the monarch and his driver, who also happens to be his son, had kidnapped the duo on Thursday in an ambush, on their way back from Takum, the headquarters of Takum LGA.

Gambo disclosed that the remains of the traditional ruler and his son were discovered in a bush in another community far away from the scene of the kidnap.

The Monarch’s first son, Pastor John Ibrahim, who is also his secretary, disclosed that the victims were gruesomely murdered while on their way back to the chiefdom.

“My father and brother were taken unawares by these suspected militias. They decided to travel on a motorcycle leaving his official car because of our dilapidated road network,” he said.

The traditional ruler, whom he said was scheduled to attend a peace meeting in Takum, decided to return back home because the meeting was postponed.

Ibrahim could not ascertain why the bandits who have been terrorising communities in Yangtu Special Development Area, Takum and Ussa local government areas, decided to cut short the lives of his father and brother at the same time.

Ibrahim urged security operatives not to leave any stone unturned in bringing the perpetrators to book, and called for the deployment of troops to the southern zone of Taraba State.

According to Gambo, the Commissoner of Police in the State, CP Abimbola Shokoya, has directed an investigation into the incident to unravel those behind the killing.

The police spokesperson also asked residents to always report suspicious movements or threats to life early enough to enable the police to nip the situation in the bud.

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