Governor Darius Ishaku has raised an alarm over over plots by Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) to determine terrorist camps in Taraba state which he governs.
Ishaku revealed this whereas signing the N149 billion 2022 finances of the state into regulation on the Executive Chamber of the Government House in Jalingo. Warning that he would dethrone any conventional ruler caught aiding or harbouring criminals, he suggested them to not permit non-indigenes with adverse mindsets to settle of their domains.
“My delay of coming to signal the 2022 finances and handle you is due to safety challenges.
“Boko Haram and ISWAP try to arrange camps on this state and that’s the reason we had an emergency assembly for over an hour earlier than my coming.
“It could be very unhappy that the standard rulers are bent on encouraging this insecurity. Let me warn that I can’t, and I repeat, I can’t tolerate it and won’t waste time to take away any conventional ruler that misbehaves.
“I’m form and delicate, however can typically be decisive, being quiet and mild doesn’t make me a mere footstalk to be rubbished.
“I have to add with emphasis that safety is of nice concern to all of us; being the quietest state within the North East has its implications.
“I wish to additionally speak to the standard rulers, whereas we have now warned them severally to not permit non-indigenes to settle within the state, their persistent refusal to abide by this warning is giving quite a lot of trigger for concern to me.”
Insisting that safety of lives and property can be upheld firmly by his administration and no stone can be left unturned in doing so, Ishaku additionally mentioned that it’s higher to punish erring leaders than ignore such an motion that can result in dying of many.