Dozens sustain injuries from post election violence in Taraba

Salisu Waziri, Jalingo


The Federal Medical Centre in Taraba state revealed that 36 persons have sustained life threatening injuries from gun shots, stab wounds, and arrow wounds resulting from post election violence in Jalingo Taraba state north east Nigeria.

It would be recalled that violence broke out on Monday 12 March in Jalingo the Taraba state capital between the supporters of the People’s Democratic Party PDP and the All Progressive Congress APC after the declaration of the governorship election in the state where the candidate of the PDP and the incumbent Governor Darius Ishaku Dickson won the election.

The Branch, Secretary Nigerian Red Cross Society Taraba state chapter Mr Manja Martin Aggrey who also confirmed the incident said his team had evacuated 25 persons with different degree of injuries to the hospital.

“We have evacuated at least twenty five persons to the Federal Medical Centre and we record three dead persons, although other evacuation were done by the security agencies which I can’t tell you their figures”

Mr. Matthew also confirmed that over 111 persons mostly women and children have fled their homes for safety in a nearby church in the state.