Latest Taraba State Online News Headlines For Today July 17th
Taraba is one of the six states in Nigeria’s north-east sub-region (image courtesy hotels.ng)

Good day, and welcome to the latest Taraba State online news headlines update for today, Wednesday, July 17th, 2019, on Concise News.


Update On Abducted Taraba University Lecturer

Two days after unidentified gunmen abducted a senior lecturer in Taraba State University, Benjamin Ezekiel, his family are yet to be contacted, Concise News reports.

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According to Daily Trust, nothing has been heard from the seized educator, a situation that is causing great concern over his safety.

Mr Ezekiel was kidnapped in his residence in the university quarters at ATC, near Grace Junior Academy, in the early hours of Sunday.

The abduction of the lecturer comes few days after Governor Darius Ishaku signed a bill into law, which was passed by the state House of Assembly, that proscribed death penalty for kidnappers and life sentence for attempted kidnapping.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Taraba State police command, DSP David Misal, said the Police were doing their best to rescue the lecturer.

Taraba: Gunmen Kill Six In Wukari

Six persons have been reportedly killed by gunmen in Tsokundi village of Wukari Local Government Area in Taraba state.

According to Channels Television, the Chairman of Wukari Local Government Area, Daniel Grace, said that the incident took place on Sunday night.

Five persons also sustained injuries with houses also burnt.

Daniel alleged that those that attacked Tsokundi village were Tiv militias whom they have been in a feud with for several years now.

Taraba Varsity Senior Lecturer Kidnapped

In related news, a senior lecturer with the Taraba State University, Jalingo, Benjamin Ezekiel has been kidnapped.

Ezekiel was abducted by unknown gunmen in his residence at ATC near Grace Junior Academy in the early hours of Sunday.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP David Misal, while confirming the incident said the Police is aware of the abduction and have put in place machinery to ensure his safe release from his abductors.

Also confirming the abduction, the Chairman, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, Taraba State University chapter, Linus William said the abductors came in their number, shooting sporadically in the air to scare his neighbours, before taking him away.


And that’s all for today on the round-up of the latest Taraba State online news headlines.