By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
ABUJA – ACTING president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo Thursday summoned security chiefs and the Governor of Taraba State Darius Dickson Ishaku over the recent violent attack that led to the death of many in Taraba state.
Prof. Osinbajo also condoles with the victims of the attacks in a number of communities and outrightly condemned the acts of violence, adding that perpetrators of the attack would be brought to book.
A statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President, Laolu Akande said. “While commiserating with the people of the affected communities, the entire government and people of Taraba State, the Acting President Thursday summoned and held an emergency meeting with top security officials of the Federal Government and Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku.
“Acting President Osinbajo has therefore ordered the deployment of an extra military battalion, police reinforcements and also a deployment of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps to the areas affected.
“Equally the Acting President has ordered the provision of relief materials to be delivered to the affected communities in Toffi, Mayo Daga, Mayo Sina, Tamiya, Kwara-Kwara, Tungan Lugere, Timjire, Nguroje and other villages in the hinterlands of Mambilla Plateau.
“The Federal Government has also put in motion long time solutions including mediation between opposing groups in the communal conflict.”
Also Governor Darius Ishaku, asked security agencies to restore peace in troubled Mambilla Plateau.
Ishaku enjoyed the people of Mambilla Plateau to embrace peace describing crisis, which has reportedly led to the deaths of over 100 people and destruction of property worth millions, as “a sad development”.
“I hereby appeal to the people of the state, especially the people living on Mambilla Plateau to eschew violence and live in peace with one another,” he said.
“Security agencies have already been charged to be on top of the situation in order to ensure peace return to the area as soon as possible.”