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Police Officer Fatally Shot by Vigilante Group in Taraba

In an ambush orchestrated by a local vigilante group in Sandirde village within the Gassol local government area of Taraba State, a police officer has tragically lost his life.

State Police Commissioner David Iloyanomon confirmed this in a press statement on Wednesday, revealing that the incident took place on May 4, 2024, when the vigilantes attacked a special strike force team patrolling the area.

 Assistant Superintendent Tapu Godfrey was struck by gunfire during the attack. Despite immediate efforts to save him, he succumbed to his injuries at the General Hospital Sandirde. 

Following the incident, a team of detectives and senior police officials visited the scene to assess the situation and engage with local stakeholders.

The police have denounced the attack as unjustified and have committed resources to capture the perpetrators and ensure lasting security in the region.

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