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North East YOWICAN President condemns incessant kidnapping activities in Taraba


North East YOWICAN President condemns incessant kidnapping activities in Taraba

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Press statement:

Strong Condemnation of Terrorism Attack and Kidnappings in Taraba State. *~By Evang. Jesse Ephesian JP.*

Evang. Ephesian Jesse, the Youth Wing Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Taraba State and YOWICAN Chairman Northeast, strongly condemns the recent terrorism attack and kidnappings in pupule, Yorro Local Government Area of Taraba State. In this horrifying incident, about 17 people, including the 2nd class Chief Alhaji Umaru Abubakar Nyala, were kidnapped by heavily armed gunmen suspected to be kidnappers. The attackers invaded the village on Tuesday 19th Dec,2023 at around 2am, shooting sporadically and causing panic among the residents.

It is disheartening to note that this is the third incident of kidnapping for ransom in the same village within a span of six months. Among the kidnapped individuals are a pregnant woman, members of the same family, and the son of the 3rd class Chief along with his orderly. These acts of violence and terror have caused immense fear and distress among the community.

Evang. Ephesian Jesse JP urges the entire people of Taraba State to continue praying for Dr. Agbu Kefas, the executive governor of Taraba State, as he tirelessly works towards ending these acts of insurgency within the state. Additionally, he expresses his appreciation for the efforts of the security personnel in Taraba State who are working diligently to ensure the safety and security of the people.

Jesse further called on Taraban to be more vigilant and watchful in their localities. He emphasized that security is a collective responsibility of all, hence it shouldn’t be left in the hands of the conventional security alone. He warned youths that serve as infomat to the terrorist to deceased from such acts.

It is crucial that the government and relevant authorities take immediate action to address the rising incidents of terrorism and kidnappings in Taraba State. The safety and well-being of the residents should be a top priority, and measures should be put in place to prevent such attacks in the future. The community must come together to support one another and provide any necessary information to aid in the capture and prosecution of the perpetrators.

The terrorism attack and kidnappings in Taraba State are deeply of great concern and require urgent attention.

Evang. Ephesian Jesse calls for unity, prayer, and cooperation among the people of Taraba State to combat these acts of violence and restore peace and security to the state.

He urged for prayers for the victims to regain their freedom unharmed and caution all the Youths to be more careful and vigilant as they approach the festivity period.