‘Accidental Discharge’ Triggers Violence in Taraba



Reports from Wukari , Taraba State said violence has broken today over a “little disagreement”.One source said the disagreement was over a Mosque but the exact nature of the disagreement was unclear.

It was learnt that one of those at  the scene of the disagreement  had a gun on him. And in the process of disarming him, there was an accidental discharge and a man was shot in his stomach. The victim was rushed to the hospital  where he later  died, a reporter said.

Violence ensued after ward throwing the town  into confusion.

Aside from the lingering combustible ethno-religious situation in the state,the absence of Governor Danbaba Suntai who is on admission in Germany on the heels of a helicopter crash has added to the tension in the state.

Latest reports said a dusk to dawn curfew has been imposed on Wukari the state government.Security officials in the state also said they are in of the situation .

With reports from The Eagle

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