Almakura says those behind Nasarawa crises ‘identified’

tanko Al-Makura
Governor Tanko Umaru Al-Makura

The Governor of Nasarawa State, Tanko Al-Makura, on Sunday visited areas recently hit by communal crisis and said that the government has identified those behind the frequent crisis in the state.

Mr. Al-Makura stated this during his assessment in Assakio, Lafia local government area.

The governor also visited Tudun Adabu, Assakio, Agyaragun Tofa and Daddere in Obi local government.

Mr. Al-Makura refused to reveal the identities of those he accused of being behind the crisis, but said they are politicians, leaders of cultural associations and some community leaders.

Mr. Al-Makura, who visited the troubled communities in the company of government officials and security operatives, said that his administration had mapped out strategies to ensure peaceful coexistence among citizens of the state.

He expressed shock at the level of destruction that led to the displacement of so many people currently in refugee camps.

The governor also disclosed that the state government will on Tuesday convene a peace meeting of stakeholders across the state to find a lasting solution to the crises.

He said his government would liaise with all concerned parties on how best to ensure peace returned to the state and assured the people that government and security agencies were in control of the situation.

He urged those who fled their communities to return as the government would provide the necessary relief materials and security for them.

Mr. Al-Makura assured that government would apply the full wrath of the law in dealing with the perpetrators of the renewed ethnic clashes across the state.

He added that the federal government had given the state government the full support to implement the white paper on the Alakyo killings that indicted 58 people.


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  • amazing2012

    Almost all the perpetrators of violent crimes in Nigeria were identified but unfortunately we have a very weak and undetermined president who rule by symphathy and lead by absolute weakness.
    Just yesterday, those behind BH where pointed by an Austrilisn negotiator and nothing happen, the people pointed are moving freely and crime continue to happen. Chai chai chai there is God !

  • John green

    Even if we still can’t find them, nobody can stop the change and no power can remove the best for doing the right thing for their people. Al-makura is a best governor a good governor who has a plan for his own people, we don’t expect any man to stop his transformation even though we know that they have none. Because it’s the country that’s suffering from their own selfish agenda and propaganda. We need change and total change in the country for a better nation

  • Bunduma Mohammed

    Nigeria never had it so bad. There is no government in Nigeria. With the revealation by the government appointed negotiators yet the criminals who sponsor the terrorist moving freely more than 24 hours after the revealation how can we claim to have a government yet some idiots are demanding the continuation of the clueless and incompetent Jonathan. This is an irony of this nation