Nasarawa Crisis: Al-Makura sacks security adviser

Tanko Almakura, Nassarawa State Governor

The governor said the office is no longer essential in the state.

The Nasarawa State Governor, Tanko Al-Makura, has sacked his security adviser, A. Umaru, a retired Major-General.

The sack was announced on Monday evening in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Zainab Abdulmumini.

Mr. Al-Makura said the office of security adviser is no longer needed following the recent deployment of soldiers by the Federal Government to assist in curbing the violence in the state.

The sacked security adviser is an Eggon from Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area, the headquarters of the Eggon people to which the Ombatse cult belongs.

“In view of the new approach to contain security challenges, especially the reinforcement of security operatives by the federal government in order to give them an unfettered operational discretion, the office of the state security adviser has become irrelevant,” the statement read.

Mr. Al-Makura, however, thanked the sacked security adviser of his contribution to the state and wished him well in his future endeavors.

The statement further called on displaced person to return to their houses following the return of peace to those areas with a promise to provide vehicles to convey them to their various places.

“Consequently government will provide vehicles to convey the displaced persons in various camps to their various homes,” the state government said.



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