Nigerian troops. /Photo: AFP

Two men have been arrested in connection with the killings in Takum and Ussa Local Government Areas of Taraba state.

The men, identified as Danasebe Gasama and Danjuma, a.k.a. American, were arrested by men of the Nigerian army on exercise AYEM AKPATUMA.

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This was disclosed on Saturday by the army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu.

He said the arrests followed intelligence received that the men masterminded several attacks, both on Fulani and the locals.

“Preliminary investigation has further identified these two individuals as key players in the killings and uprising in the two Local Government Areas of the State.

“The general public is advised to always give useful and timely information to the security agency for prompt action,” Chukwu added.

No fewer than 25 people lost their lives on Thursday when gunmen, suspected to be herdsmen, attacked Jandeikyula village of Wukari local government area of Taraba state.