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Insecurity growing by the day –Gov Ishaku



Insecurity growing by the day –Gov Ishaku

Governor Darius Ishaku has lamented the rate by which insecurity continues to grow in Taraba, saying that there are now more “unhappy days” than “joyful days” in the state owing to herdsmen/farmers clashes, kidnapping and senseless killings.

He also regretted that Nigerian governors, who ordinarily should be Chief Security Officers of their states, have now become toothless dogs that lack power to command the security of the nation.

The governor made this lamentation at the executive chambers of the state government house when he received governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State, who visited to condole with him on the recent killing of Barrister Hosea Ibi, member representing Takum at the Taraba State House of Assembly.

The governor said, “If I was in charge of the Army and the Police, I know very well that I would have been in total control of the security challenges in Taraba State

“The unhappy days are more than the joyful days here in Taraba state, the level of insecurity is growing by the day, ranging from herdsmen/farmers clashes, kidnapping and senseless killings

“We are getting out of Book Haram into herdsmen attacks, I have come to understand that a group of militias has been instituted to terrorise Nigeria, as a matter of fact, the Federal Government should tackle the security matter headlong.”

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Speaking earlier, Dankwambo who said he came to condole with the government and family of the murdered member of the Taraba State House of Assembly, added that it was essential that he came as Gombe and Taraba have maintained peaceful coexistence.

While insisting that state governors must continue to develop security architecture for protection of lives and properties against all odds, he called on the citizens of both states to always support policies of state governments meant to boost good governance.


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