Taraba killings: Group accused Ishaku of complacent

By Suru Charles

Taraba State Government has again been accused over the ongoing killings in Takum and Ussa local government council of the state, as well as in Yangtu Development Area.

The Trumpet gathered that the situation has rendered many persons homeless and many lives lost in the past three months.

Not comfortable with the alleged lukewarm attitudes of the state government, the Kuteb ethnic group, yesterday in a media briefing, said the forthcoming headcount would be a mirage until measures are put in place to end the killings.

The ethnic group said, “As we speak, dozens of innocent citizens have been killed by bandits in Takum, Ussa and Yangtu.

“Thousands of people have been displaced from their homes in the state, yet the government has neither deemed it necessary to visit or sympathise with people nor provide IDP camps and relief materials to cushion their hardship.”

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The group said the indeed worrisome and they want the whole world to know that 80 percent of Kuteb people are farmers and with the current wave of attacks if care is not taken to stop the conflict, farming activities will be grounded.

“We are left with no option other than to draw the attention of the global community to the ongoing killings in the areas, schools have been closed for over one year.”

They called on the Governor to desist from meddling in the traditional stool affairs of the Kuteb, as they would go extra legitimate paths to prevent him from manipulating the appointment of a monarch.

“We will oppose and reject any form of manipulation on appointment to the throne which does not follow the existing Kuteb native laws and customs.

“The present administration in the state should not create problems for the incoming administration because already the state has dozens of problems awaiting the incoming administration at this critical period.”. They added.

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