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The attention of His Excellency, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku, Executive Governor of Taraba State, has been drawn to an unsigned statement currently circulating on various social media platforms which he was purported to have made.

He was portrayed in the statement to be lamenting on the security situation in Taraba State in apparent helplessness and accusing the Federal Government of neglecting the people of the state.

The Governor of Taraba State, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku is not the author of the said statement and never authorised anybody to issue such a statement on his behalf.

The statement is the handiwork of agents of mischief bent on portraying the Governor in bad light and bringing him into unnecessary conflict and confrontation with the Federal Government and the nation’s security agencies on the issue of security.

Governor Ishaku is impressed with the efforts of the security agencies so far to secure lives and properties in Taraba State and has encouraged them with logistical supports several times, the most recent being the distribution of brand new Hilux vehicles to all arms of the security agencies in the state on Monday, December 20, 2021.

Less than a week ago, Governor Ishaku met with His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari in the Villa and both discussed issues bordering on security in Taraba State.

It is, therefore, unexpected that Governor Ishaku will take to the media with a statement of this nature to condemn the federal government on the same issue soon after.

This attempt by anarchists and agents of distabilization has again failed.

Governor Ishaku wishes to commend security agencies in Taraba State for the peace currently being enjoyed in the state and enjoins them not to relent until the state is completely rid of all forms of insurgency, kidnapping and robbery.

He has also urged the good people of Taraba and Nigerians in general to ignore and discard the said statement as an act of mischief by enemies of peace and progress in the state.

Special Adviser to the Governor
(Media and Publicity)