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Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo Arrives In Taraba For State Visit

Osibanjo arrives in taraba

It was gathered that victims and group pioneers in Mambilla Plateau yesterday approached Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to make inquiries  on the asserted genocide against the Hausa/Fulani executed in the range in June.

The Fulani community in Taraba State had accused the Mambilla people of ethnic cleansing against them, alleging that over 100 Fulani people had been killed, hundreds of houses burnt and countless cows killed or stolen, and that the Mambilla tribe massacred their people because of land.

One of the Fulani leaders, Alhaji Abdulmumini Umar, told Daily Trust that they were happy Osinbajo would finally visit Taraba “after endless moves by the state government to conceal the true picture of what transpired.”

Osinbajo who had more than twice shelved his planned visit to Taraba, is expected to commission some projects executed by the Governor Darius Ishaku-led administration.

Umar alleged that besides the suspension of the embattled Sardauna LGA chairman John Yep, nothing was done, saying the Taraba government had opted for silence after describing the carnage   as a clash, instead of an attack.

“There was a Senate motion on the attack, and certain resolutions were set forth, including the setting up of a judicial tribunal by the Federal Government but nothing has been done. Some minor arrests were originally made, but the suspects were all released,” he said.

Another resident of the area, Habibu Usman, said contrary to claim that peace had returned to Mambilla, “Tension is still high, isolated attacks are still taking place with IDP camps still recording victims. These are the issues the VP should look into.”

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has just arrived the Danbaba Suntai Airport, Jalingo, Taraba state on a one-day state visit.

The development was made public by journalist, Sumner Shagari Sambo, via his twitter handle, @Sumner_Sambo.

He tweeted thus: “VP Yemi Osinbajo, @ProfOsinbajo arrives Danbaba Suntai Airport, Jalingo, Taraba State on a one-day state visit.”

The following pictures were also attached:

Yemi Osinbajo arrives Taraba for state visit

Crowds gather on the tarmac as the Vice President’s plane touches down at the airport in Taraba (Photo credit: Twitter: @Sumner_Sambo)

Yemi Osinbajo arrives Taraba for state visit

Yemi Osinbajo mobbed by the huge crowd as he arrived Taraba (Photo credit: Twitter: @Sumner_Sambo)

Yemi Osinbajo arrives Taraba for state visit

Service chiefs pictured waiting to receive the vice president (Photo credit: Twitter: @Emmanue53590540)

In an earlier tweet by the vice president’s spokesperson, Laolu Akande, he disclosed that Osinbajo is expected to hold meetings and commission projects during the visit.

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