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Gov Ishaku to partner FG to halt Cameroonian soldiers’ invasion of Taraba communities

Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba State has reiterated his commitment to liaise with the Federal Government to halt the further invasion of Taraba communities by foreign soldiers.

The governor, who made this known through the Commissioner of Information and Reorientation, Barrister Danjuma Adamu, at the weekend after leading a high powered government delegation to the attacked community, said the activities of the foreign soldiers will be effectively checkmated.

While sympathizing with the people, he said the state government will collaborate with the Federal Government in order to forestall future occurrences.

He said, “We have seen things for ourselves and we have heard the request made by the communities here. We will report back to the state governor for quick intervention and I am certain something positive would follow.”

Demonstrating the government’s determination to put an end to the attacks, he said the military have been stationed there to ensure the security of life and properties.

Also on his part, the traditional ruler of Shibong, Alexander Yamusa Garkwe, said the nature of the recent attack, which led to the death of no fewer than 12 persons including a traditional ruler, has made his subjects vulnerable.

He called for the deployment of marine police and soldiers to the area, saying failure to secure the area could lead to an exodus of residents to urban centres.

A palace guard who narrated how the attackers invaded the community said while a lot of our people escaped through the river, others narrowly escaped through the bush.

Also aligning his weight to that of the Commissioner and the traditional ruler, the council chairman of Takum, Shiban Tikari, warned the foreign soldiers to desist from taking advantage of any of the Taraba communities.

He expressed optimism that the military is capable of preventing further attacks along the borders. Dailypost


Taraba records over 100 cases of kidnapping in nine months says Gov Ishaku

Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, on Thursday said the state recorded over 100 cases of kidnapping between January and September this year.

Ishaku disclosed this while speaking at the opening ceremony of the 3 Division, Nigerian Army Training exercise for “Operation Ayem Akpatuma II” in Jalingo.

Ishaku said from January to September, 100 cases of kidnapping were recorded and ransom ranging from N500,000 to N5m collected on each case.

“So many families prefer to handle cases of kidnapping themselves without involving security agencies, so the records may be higher.

“But from the information available from security agencies, at least 100 cases of kidnappings were recorded from January to September and over N250m collected from poor families.

“This disturbing situation call for government to support  security agencies to tackle this growing security concern.

“In view of this we have donated 26 motorcycles and two Hilux vans to support the army in their ‘Operation Ayem Akpatuma II in the State’,” he said.

Ishaku who admitted that the religious and the multi-ethnic diversity of Taraba has made the state a difficult one to govern commended the efforts of the Army towards inter-agency cooperation in tackling the security situation in the State.

He called on the military to be civil in their operations, urging them to carry out the exercise with a human face and respect the rights of the people.

General Officer Commanding, 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major Gen. Nuhu Angbazo represented by Brig. Gen Daniel Briggs said the training was preparatory for the official commencement of operation Ayem Akpatuma II.

According to him, the exercise will cover Taraba, Nasarawa, Kogi and Benue States starting from November 1 to December 23.

According to him, the one-day training with the theme; Inter-agency cooperation: Imperative for efficient joint operation was aimed at ensuring inter-agency cooperation with sister agencies for efficient results.(Punch)
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