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PMB’s Nasarawa Visit: Maku Decries Incessant Attacks, Says Its Political

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As President Muhammdu Buhari concludes his one-day official visit to Nasarawa State, a former minister of Information from the state, Labaran Maku has charged the president to use his visit to find lasting solutions to what he called “highly planned” attacks going on in some local government areas in the state.

The former minister who is also the current national secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and a former gubernatorial candidate wondered why these attacks are always on the increase once electioneering periods are close, insisting that there must be something political about it.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja, yesterday, Maku said, “ I rejoice over the president’s visit to Nassarawa State, having served as a Minister of the Federal Republic, I understand the import of a presidential visit. It usually should bring the state to the limelight because the whole attention of the country is on your state.

“Unfortunately, as the president visits my state today, several communities will not be part of it. Several communities have been sacked from their habitations because they are no longer in their communities.  Communities such as Awe, Obi, Keana and some parts of Doma has been sacked, some driven away and internally displaced (IDPs) in the state.

“In many parts of Nasarawa State now, there is a disruption of agriculture and people are living in fear because of these regular attacks.

“So, as the president visits my state, I want him to ask for special attention to stop these killings. The number one priority for indigenes is to live in peace.”

He wondered why these killings always happen at the period of major elections even as he blamed the state government for not taking proactive steps towards forestalling the incessant waste of human lives.

As President Muhammdu Buhari concludes his one-day official visit to Nasarawa State, a former minister of Information from the state, Labaran Maku has charged the president to use his visit to find lasting solutions to what he called “highly planned” attacks going on in some local government areas in the state.

The former minister who is also the current national secretary of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and a former gubernatorial candidate wondered why these attacks are always on the increase once electioneering periods are close, insisting that there must be something political about it.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja, yesterday, Maku said, “ I rejoice over the president’s visit to Nassarawa State, having served as a Minister of the Federal Republic, I understand the import of a presidential visit. It usually should bring the state to the limelight because the whole attention of the country is on your state.

“Unfortunately, as the president visits my state today, several communities will not be part of it. Several communities have been sacked from their habitations because they are no longer in their communities.  Communities such as Awe, Obi, Keana and some parts of Doma has been sacked, some driven away and internally displaced (IDPs) in the state.

“In many parts of Nasarawa State now, there is a disruption of agriculture and people are living in fear because of these regular attacks.

“So, as the president visits my state, I want him to ask for special attention to stop these killings. The number one priority for indigenes is to live in peace.”

He wondered why these killings always happen at the period of major elections even as he blamed the state government for not taking proactive steps towards forestalling the incessant waste of human lives.



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