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Taraba state Governor HE, Arch. Darius Dickson Ishaku has said that the ongoing onslaught against banditry in some parts of the state was yielding positive results.

Ishaku made the revelation at an event organised by the state government for both federal and state security administrators in Jalingo.

The governor, who was represented by Anthony Jellason, Secretary to the State Government also commended the military and other security agencies for their efforts in containing the bandits.

He, however, noted that the local hunters do not have the legal mandate to carry out such operations.

He said that the level of kidnappings and other crimes became worrisome, leading to the acceptance of local hunters for the job.

Ishaku said, “Let me acknowledge the efforts of our local hunters in engaging the bandits in a fierce battle.

“Their operation is yielding results and very soon, the menace will be brought under control.

“The local hunters do not have the legal authority to carry out such an operation and their operation doesn’t mean that other security agencies did not do their best but in situations of despair, one is likely to subscribe to every suggestion available.

“On our part, we are in support of every initiative that will bring an end to this security challenge,’ Ishaku said.