The Taraba State Government has warned people of the state especially residents of the state capital and it’s suburbs against Indiscriminate bush burning.
The warning is imperative to avert any outbreak of fire disaster in the state during this dry season often accompanied by windstorm.
The Government has also directed leadership of hunters Association to stop their members particularly those always on hunting expedition to guide against setting fire to bush to avert the spread of wild bush fires to nearby vulnerable communities.
According to the Government, anyone caught violating its directive will be treated as saboteur and punished accordingly.
It adviced farmers of economic trees including those engaged in dry season farming to do fire tracing to protect their farms from bush fires.
Similarly, parents have also been cautioned on the need to monitor the activities of their children with a view to stopping them from playing with fire for any purpose during this dry season.
Signed – Iliya Bekyu Akweh
(Chief Press Secretary to the Executive Governor).