Two alleged masterminds of the killings in the Takum and Ussa Local Government Areas of Taraba State, have been arrested by the Nigerian Army. Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu, Director, Army Public Relations, on Saturday identified the two masterminds as Danjuma and Danasebe Gasama. Chukwu told newsmen that Danjuma, also known as American, and Gasama were arrested on Friday by troops deployed for Operation Ayem Akpatuma in a community in Takum, following a tip-off.
Danjuma had recently accused the Armed Forces of colluding with the Fulani herdsmen to attack and kill residents, urging the people to defend themselves as the military allegedly could no longer protect them.The army spokesman said, “Preliminary investigation has identified these two individuals as key players in the killings and uprising in the two LGAs in the state. The general public is advised to always give useful and timely information to the security agencies for prompt action.”