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His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Taraba State, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku has approved the immediate suspension of the district heads of Kungana, Takalafiya and Maihula including the village head of Sabon Dale all in Bakundi chiefdom in Taraba State.


Also suspended from office by the Executive Governor are the district head of Tella and the village heads of Sandirde and Taka in Gassol chiefdom.


The traditional rulers were suspended for operating at variance with the policies of government towards ensuring lasting peace in the state for the attainment of sustainable growth and development.


Governor Ishaku announced the suspension of the traditional rulers while exchanging views with Emirs and chiefs in the State led by the chairman council of chiefs the Akuuka wukari Dr. Shekarau Angyu who paid him a courtesy call at the Government House Jalingo.


According to the Governor, the affected traditional rulers have constituted themselves into a cog in the wheel of progress by frustrating the Government efforts towards resettling. Internally Displaced Persons IDP’s and instead resorted to indiscriminate allocation of their places of abode to questionable and suspicious migrants from Zafara, Kano, Jigawa, Sokoto, Yobe and Niger States who have become security threat to the IDP’s and the entire State.


The State Governor further regrets that crime wave especially armed robbery, cattle rustling, kidnappings and other related criminal activities are on the increase in Taraba State as a result of the influx of the illegal migrants.


Arc Ishaku said, although the laws of Nigeria allows every citizen to live anywhere, but that where such migrants come into an area as war lords and threaten the peace of the inhabitants remained unacceptable by the present administration.


The Governor pointed out that the influx of the illegal migrants into Taraba State was a deliberate plan by some individuals who recruited them to cause anarchy and destabilize his government stressing that as the chief security officer of the state, he cannot sit and watch ungodly people destroy the state and his ambition to turn its fortunes for the common good of all and sundry.



Hassan Mijinyawa, MCIPR

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor