The Chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) Taraba state, Mr. Peter Julius, has been in a critical condition after he was shot by unidentified gunmen along Garin Dogo village in Lau local government area of the state. 

The state Police spokesperson, ASP David Misal narrated that the NUT chairman was with three other relatives before his attackers opened fire on their moving vehicle.

He confirmed that the command is investigating the assassination attempt on the life of the union leader, who is receiving treatment at the specialist hospital in Jalingo. 

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"We received the report of assassination attempt on Mr Peter Julius who is the state chairman of the Nigerian Union of Teachers in the state.

"As we speak, he is receiving treatment at the specialist hospital in Jalingo because he sustained gunshot injuries after his assailants opened fire on his moving car. We are currently trying to establish the rationale behind the attack and have gone all out to make sure that we bring the state assailants to book.

"Let me use this medium to call on members of the public who may have any useful information to come forth with it, while we assure the good people of the state of our unrelenting commitment to the safety and wellbeing of the people at all times, especially during this Yuletide season,” Misal said.

As at the time of this report, our correspondent could not reach Julius for his reaction as he was said to be in a critical condition at the hospital.

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