Killers, Trouble-Makers Have No Hiding Place In Nasarawa State
Gov Sule

Nasarawa state Governor Engr. Abdullahi Sule has warned trouble makers to stay clear of the state. He promises to take prompt and decisive action in apprehending and prosecuting anyone caught breaching the peace being enjoyed in the state.

In a statement issued by Ibrahim addra,
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Nasarawa State,
Governor Sule gave the warning during a meeting on Monday (20/12/2021) with security chiefs, traditional rulers as well as Tiv and Fulani community leaders in Obi Local Government Area.

The statement added that the meeting was a prompt response and part of sustained efforts to curtail the violence that erupted in parts of Obi and Lafia local Government areas of the state at the weekend.

Governor Sule said “What is more troubling is that in spite of our untiring efforts that has kept us on our toes before and through the weekend; there was needless loss of lives of our citizens.

“Such act of violence is most unfortunate, condemnable, unacceptable and will not be condoned by this administration.”

The Governor admonished the people to live in peace with one another and to shun mischief makers looking for opportunities to cause mayhem.

He also charged community leaders to be more circumspect in handling information and to avoid bandying unverified figures and making spurious claims.

He said there is no truth or fact to support the figures of those purported to have been killed.

The statement further stated that what became clear from the interaction at the meeting was that the figures claimed could not be verified.

Governor Sule said such unfounded claims only help to stoke embers of discord, create a wrong impression and send an equally wrong signal within and outside the state.

As to the accurate figures of those killed or maimed, the Governor said security operatives involved in restoring peace in the affected areas are the most appropriate to ascertain the figures.

He warned that leaders and the people must exercise restraint at all times and not take the laws into their own hands.

He said: “Let me at this point condole with the families who lost their members and properties.

“As an administration, we will do everything possible to get to the bottom of this and forestall any future security breach.”.

He reiterated that Nigerians have a right to live where ever they choose without let or hindrance and that Nasarawa is home to all.
He promised to send relief materials to those persons displaced by the crisis for a short period as government will prefer to work with all stakeholders to ensure people return to their communities and businesses as quickly as possible.

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