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Insecurity: Taraba Commissioner Condemns attack on travelers


Insecurity: Taraba Commissioner Condemns attack on travelers

By Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo

Taraba State Commissioner for Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation, Mr. Habu James has condemned the attack on travelers along Wukari-Tsokundu road in Wukari local government area of the state last Monday by suspected Tiv militia, describing it as highly reprehensible.

Habu, who is the political leader of the Tiv in Taraba state stated that those behind the attack are criminals and agents of destabilization who do not have the interest of the area at heart.

Recall that three people, including a woman were killed in the said attack while two others sustained serious injuries and are presently receiving treatment at the Federal University of Wukari Teaching Hospital, Wukari.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner who expressed bitterness over the dastardly act, urged all the Tiv leaders in the area to fish out those behind the killings and hand them over to security agencies for prosecution.

He noted that the state governor, Dr Agbu Kefas is doing everything humanly possible to unite all the tribes in the state, in his determination to bring peace and development to the state saying, all hands must be on deck to ensure the governor realize his objective.

Habu however expressed disappointment over the failure of the President General of Tiv Cultural and Social Association in the state, Chief James Baka to condemn the killings and therefore call on him to resign his position.

According to Habu, “It is very disappointing that the President General of Tiv Cultural and social Association Taraba state, James Baka has remained silent over this highly condemnable incident and I demand that he should resign his position. 

“When some Tiv travellers were attacked and killed by Ichen militia last month, Governor Kefas was the first to condemn the killings and called for the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators. That is how a leader should act”. 

The commissioner appeal to all the conflicting tribes in the state to embrace peace and learn to live in harmony, considering the efforts being made by the governor to unite the state through inclusiveness and even distribution of projects and appointments.

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