Tribunal Result: Casualties increase following Taraba clashes

By Amako Nneji November 8, 2015 19:04

Tribunal Result: Casualties increase following Taraba clashes

At least five persons have been killed in Wukari, Taraba State following a crisis that resulted from Saturday’s Tribunal ruling in Abuja that nullified the election of Governor Darius Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

The Tribunal in its ruling declared Minister Designate Aisha Alhassan, the winner of the state’s April 11th governorship election, while ordering for her immediate swearing in.

The PDP has rejected the Tribunal verdict while vowing to appeal the judgement.

A security source in Wukari told SaharaReporters that supporters of Governor Ishaku and Senator Alhassan, clashed throughout the night until the early hours of Sunday.

The clash resulted in five persons lying in pools of blood.

A source who spoke to Post Nigeria via telephone immediately after the Tribunal declarations said that a faceless group of youths are thirsty for violence.

The situation, according to the source who spoke to Sahara Reporters stated that if not properly handled may degenerate into a serious communal crisis because of the fragile ethno-religious balance in the area.

It is on record that Taraba State has been embroiled in series of political crisis since the plane crash that incapacitated former Governor Danbaba Danfulani Suntai, a development which led to the emergence of his deputy, Alhaji Garba Umar who acted as governor for a prolonged period because Suntai’s supporters would not let him become a substantive governor until he was removed from office via a controversial court order.