Herdsmen to attack Taraba in 10 days’ time – Gov. Ishaku

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OrijoReporter.com, Taraba State Governor Darius Ishaku

Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku said Fulani herdsmen have threatened to attack the people of the state in ten days’ time.

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Ishaku made this known when he received the National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Uche Secondus in Jalingo, who paid him a condolence visit over the death of a member of the State House of Assembly, Hosea Ibi.

The governor while lamenting the spate of cruel  attacks on people of the state allegedly by Fulani herdsmen which he stated was of the same magnitude with that of the Benue State, told his guest that the alleged assailants had put the state on notice that it will come under attack soon.

Ishaku said, “It is unfortunate that the police here don’t have the arms to defend themselves, let alone defend others. We, as opposition party, will keep talking because that is the only way we will bring an alternative to our people.

“Mr. Chairman, just the way you mentioned earlier that the basic responsibility of government is to protect lives and properties, you can imagine that someone went to his farm and his family is attacked and killed. The notice for attack ‘’As I talk to you now, there is a notice from unknown persons that Taraba State I’ll be under attack in the next 10 days; we are waiting. We’re talking now so that at the end of the day, some will say we did not talk.

“I have said it that before now, helicopter had dropped arms and ammunition here in Taraba, let the authorities check very well before it will be too late.”

 

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