Following the ethno-religious crisis which happened on the 25th March 2016 at Ibi Local Government Area (LGA) of Taraba state, the Nigerian army has released a statement to that effect….
The incidence reportedly started by some youths throwing stones at Muslims in the mosque during Juma’at prayers which later escalated to sporadic shooting, but for the timely intervention of troops and other sister security agencies, normalcy was restored and 24 hours curfew imposed.
For now, there has been no report of death.
However, 6 persons have so far been arrested in connection to the crisis and manhunt is ongoing for other perpetrators.
The troops have recovered 3 AK-47 assault rifles, 2 AK47 magazines, 4 single barrel guns, 11 cartridges, 1 axe, 2 hammers, 1 cutlass, 2 handsaws, 1 knife, 3 mobile phones, 1 catapult, 1 broken butt, 19 rounds of 5.56mm, 104 rounds of 7.2mm (Special) ammunitions and I litre of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) from the suspects.