Taraba governor asks security agents to fish out lawmaker’s killers
He decried Federal Government’s continued failure to permanently resolve the ceaseless killings by Fulani herdsmen and the activities of kidnappers in the country and cautioned that if not urgently tackled, the situation could plunge the country into deeper crisis.
The governor said this yesterday when members of the state House of Assembly paid him a condolence visit at Government House, Jalingo, noting that Ibi’s abduction was not merely a case of kidnapping but that of pure murder.
He, however, charged the political class to desist from utterances capable of jeopardising the peace and security of the country, saying: “Unless we have peace, we cannot achieve our goals as individuals and as a nation.”
Ishaku, who lamented the activities of kidnappers, said the sole aim of those behind the act was to terminate Ibi’s life, describing him as a talented member and a level headed gentleman.
He said: “Usually when people are kidnapped, they demand for ransom. But in this case, two days after he was abducted, they did not call to demand for anything. Even when they finally demanded, they still went ahead to kill him.”
The governor added that he was pained because the state government did everything possible to ensure that he (Ibi) was released unhurt.
Citing Boko Haram that started like a child’s play but has turnout to be a major security challenge for the country, he urged security operatives to go the extra miles to fish out those who killed the lawmaker.
He called on the people of the state, especially those in Takum to eschew acts that would ignite crisis, as a result of the gruesome member of their kinsman.
Speaker of the House of Assembly, Peter Abel Diah, challenged the security not to differentiate between those who habour criminals and the criminals themselves.
He advised the state government and the people to share valuable information with security agents to help track criminals, stressing that they need all the support to succeed in apprehending the killers.
Hosea was kidnapped in December last year and was found dead on Monday along Kashimbila village in Takum Local Council of the state.
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