VOICE OF NIGERIA
24 June, 2013
Men of the Special Task Force (STF) on Friday battled with insurgents,who were planning to attack some minority villages of Yamini, Karkashi, Shikal and Lokan, on the fringes of southern Plateau State.
The villagers had sent a distress call to
the Task Force, complaining that some
insurgents, suspected to be Fulani
herdsmen, were camping behind Mango
plantation in Wase town and Sakin Kudu
in Taraba State, with the intention of attacking them. They had also fled their communities for fear of being attacked by the insurgents, who were also said to have mixed up with some terrorist elements suspected to have camped in Ibbi, on the fringes of Taraba State.Following the call,some operatives were deployed on Friday to dislodge them from the villages.
Executive Director of a non-governmental organisation, Stefanos Foundation, Mr Mark Lipdo, who raised the alarm, said the insurgents retreated on sighting the men of the Force.“Indigenous minorities around Karkashi
and Yamini of Southern Plateau are full
of praises for Special Task Force (STF) as
they watch their adversaries fleeing on
millitary arrival,” Mr Lipdo stated.
STF Spokesman, Captain Mustapha
confirmed the development. He said that nobody was killed and no arrest was also made. “Our men were sent to dislodge them and we are also deploying strategies to ensure that elements of terrorists do not infiltrate Plateau through that flank,” he explained.