General Buratai COAS

Soldiers have allegedly burned down some houses and a school in Peva town, a community in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State.

Residents who spoke to our correspondent said many people were fleeing the community following the attacks and burning of property belonging to some members of the community.

Nathan Tyozenda, a resident told our correspondent on the phone that a school belonging to Prince Paul Gaza, a businessman in the community was burnt in the early hours of Saturday.

Tyozenda said houses belonging to Mr. Orhemba the Chairman of Peva Yam market, Mr. Iermber Vaatyough, and Prince Iordye Gaza, have been burnt by the personnel of Operation Whirl Stroke in the town.

Chairman, Tiv Cultural and Social Association in Takum Local Government Area, Hon. Peter Suleagbough, who decried the continuous attack and destruction of people’s property in the area lamented that Gberifan and Tse-Iorver villages were burnt in a similar manner by the soldiers.

“If they are looking for criminals as they say, why burn down people’s property?

“What has a private school and people’s houses got to do with criminals.