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Your security my priority, Al-Makura tells Nasarawa residents

Your security my priority, Al-Makura tells Nasarawa residents

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Umar Muhammed, Lafia

The Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, has said security operatives, reinforced and air surveillance, had been deployed in the flashpoints and border communities in the state where pockets of attacks were recorded in recent times.

The governor had last week paid a visit to Agwatashi in the Obi Local Government Area of the state to sympathise with the Internally Displaced Persons over the loss of their loved ones that were killed by unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani herders in Obi, Awe and Keana Local Government areas.

However, the angry IDPs, who could not hide their feelings and pains resulting from the persistent attacks on them, stoned the governor’s convoy in the Agwatashi area of Onions LGA, thereby preventing him from visiting other IDPs camps in Keana and Awe local government areas.

Chanting protest songs, the IDPs had said, “We don’t need relief materials; all we need is security. Please, Governor Al-Makura, deploy more security in all affected villages in our communities.”

However, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Musa Elayo, on Sunday, the governor expressed his administration’s commitment to deal decisively with anyone found speculating, or spreading allegations and outright alarm capable of causing disaffection among different ethnics nationalities in the state.

According to Elayo, Al-Makura said this while playing host to a two-time governor of the state, Abdullahi Adamu, at the Government House Council Chambers in Lafia.

He explained that protection of lives and property was part of his administration’s top priorities.

He said, “I will also like to sound a note of warning to any group of people spreading speculations, allegations and outright alarm with regards to this situation to desist from such act.”

He then thanked Adamu for coming to sympathise with him and the entire people of the state over the unfortunate incidents which took place in the southern zone of the state on Saturday and Sunday last week.

Earlier, Adamu, who led a delegation of some eminent personalities to sympathise with the governor, admonished the people of the state to be their brother’s keepers and always ensure that they offered help to IDPs that were affected by +the recent attacks in the state.

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