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Police in Taraba state have said they shut the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress in the state to prevent further breakdown of law and order after factions of the party faced off.

Concise News had reported that Ibrahim El-Suldi had been sworn in as the new factional chairman of the party, deepening the crisis rocking the party in the state.

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But the embattled chairman of the party in the state, Abdulmumuni Vaki, said he remained the leader.

“I heard that Adams Oshiomhole swore in another chairman for Taraba but as far as I am concerned, I remain the chairman of the APC in the state, nobody has removed me,” he had said.

And explaining why the police sealed the party’s secretariat, Commissioner of Police in the state, David Akinremi, said: “El-Suldi, who was sworn in in Abuja, came in last Friday and attempted to take over the secretariat, and of course there was resistance from the other faction.

“Hoodlums then hijacked the situation and caused a breach of peace. So, to avoid a repeat of that, we have to seal the place.”