By John Mkom
JALINGO—Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has debunked online reports accusing him of urging his kinsmen to attack and burn down Tiv villages in Taraba, if they resisted his orders to change the name of Dan-Anacha Market to Kararafa.
The governor stated this in a four-paragraph statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Sylvanus Giwa.
The statement read: “Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State, never made such a statement, neither did he convene any meeting relating to the subject as insinuated by the writer.”
Giwa noted that the leaders of Tiv people in Taraba State recently visited the governor over the development, adding that both parties had a fruitful discussion on the issue, which did not pose any security threat to any group or tribe in the state.
He said the governor had assured Tiv people of his commitment to run an all-inclusive government and creation of a peaceful atmosphere for development to thrive in all parts of the state, irrespective of tribe or religion.
Giwa urged the public to dismiss the stories and consider them as mere fabrications of those bent on causing disaffection among the people of the state.