Insecurity: Gov. Ishaku, PDP Chair Call for Restructuring
Taraba State Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku, and the PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus have unanimously called for restructuring of the country and a review of the ‘security architecture’ in order to curb the killings taking place around the country, especially in Taraba State.
This was agreed upon during a solidarity and condolence visit to the State Thursday, by the PDP National Chairman and members of the National Working Committee, (NWC).
Gov. Ishaku described as ‘absolutely absurd‘ the fact that security agencies are controlled by government at the centre whereas those crises happen in the states.
“I think we have to restructure for the country to move ahead”, he stressed.
According to the governor, the choice was there for Nigerians to decide whether they wanted to live in peace or anarchy.
He sounded the alarm that he got the information that Taraba would be attacked in 10 days time and that a weapon-laden helicopter landed in the State, saying it was time to speak up so that the international community would know.
The Governor therefore urged PDP members in the National and State assemblies to wake up while also commending Senator Ben Murray Bruce and Dino Melaye for speaking up on the issue and only hoped their cry would be heard.
Speaking earlier, PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, noted that security of lives and properties was the most important provision of the constitution and that “the APC controlled federal government has completely failed the people”.
He called on the federal government to come to the rescue of the people of Taraba state and the National Assembly to carry out investigation into the alleged landing of weapon-laden helicopter in the State just as it did in Benue state.
The Governor alongside state government officials and the PDP entourage later went on a closed door meeting after the State was committed to God in prayers by the Muslim and Christian fate.
Taraba was of late faced with a tense security situation only rivalled by Benue state when about 63 innocent citizens were annihilated by suspected Fulani herdsmen. Almost at the same time, a legislator, Hosea Ibi, representing Takum 1 constituency in the State Assembly, was kidnapped and later killed after a ransom fee of N35 million was given to the kidnappers. The kidnappings still persist around the State, even as there are fears of imminent Attacks by Fulani herdsmen following the recent take off of the anti-open grazing Law which was kicked against by Fulani herdsmen.