BY ANDREW OJIH, Jalingo
Taraba State governor, Darius Ishaku has said that his administration has taken concrete and uncompromising measures to fish out hired mercenaries and perpetrators of the herdsmen and farmers crises in southern and central parts of the state.
Ishaku, who stated this yesterday in Jalingo shortly after rising from a security meeting said his administration will not leave any stone unturned,stressing that stringent measures are being adopted to bring to book perpetrators of the crisis no matter their status in the society.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Engr. Haruna Manu disclosed that a committee has been set up by the government to find the remote cause of the crises and recommend to government useful ways to avert future occurrence for the restoration of lasting peace in the affected areas and the state as a whole.
He said the communities, namely Kuteb, Jukun and Fulani who had co -existed from time immemorial have resolved to expose evil men who have infiltrated their areas at the wake of the crisis for the actualisation of permanent peace in the state.
He further stated that the security agencies in the state have been given marching orders to intensify patrols in all the nooks and crannies of the state especially in the crises areas to maintain law and order in the overall interest of peace and progress.
The governor vowed that those who either hire or sponsor mercenaries to fight farmers in the southern and central parts of the state would be brought to book in the interest of the state.