Gov. Ishaku talks tough, vows to track down perpetrators of Taraba killings

March 16, 2022

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has again reiterated his administration’s determination to collaborate with the police to bring to book the perpetrators of last week’s killings

Several persons were last week killed in Tor-Damisa village of Donga Local Government Council by suspected herders.

The Governor, who stated this on Wednesday while doling out relief materials to the affected victims in the community, vowed to go after the hoodlums with his last drop of blood.

Speaking through the chairman of the affected Local Government Council, Nashuka Ipayen, he urged the people of the council to remain calm as security operatives, according to him, had already swung into action.

He said the government had put in place relevant measures, which according to him, would halt future attacks on the community.

He said, “I feel very sad for this heinous act and I assure you that the culprits, when found, will face the full wrath of the law.”

Ishaku, who could not fathom the reason behind the killings, said, “we have equally mobilised our security agencies to swing into action with the view to tracking down pepatriators of this dastardly act,” adding that “I am appealing to you to remain calm as we are deploying more security operatives to boost security of this community.”

Overwhelmed by the Governor’s actions, the traditional head of the community, Zaki Uma Ugondo pleaded with the Governor to assist the victims with farm input that would enable them to go back to their farms.

Narrating how all their agricultural seeds were burnt by the herders, he said embracing their farming occupation without government support would no doubt turn out to be a mirage.

Also throwing his weight behind the monarch, the President-General, Tiv Cultural and Social Association in Taraba, Joshua Ayagwa, pleaded with the governor to assist the victims with agricultural seeds.

—Charles Akpeji is a Journalist with MOC. He is a mass Communication graduate of Hassan Usman Polytechnic, Katsina state. He is a creative, driven, dedicated and dependable Journalists with over eighteen years’ experience in journalism profession.  He has excellent track record as a correspondent working with one of the most reputable media organization with a circulation all over Nigeria. He is skilled in writing, investigating, and writing pitches among others.  Charles worked as a staff writer with the defunct Smash Magazine and as a state correspondent with the defunct NewAge newspaper, etc

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