Taraba act­ing gover­nor do­nates to cri­sis vic­tims

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Itodo Daniel Sule, Jalingo

Taraba act­ing gover­nor, Al­haji Garba Umar, yes­ter­day or­dered the de­liv­ery of ten truck­loads of re­lief ma­te­ri­als to people in com­mu­ni­ties af­fected by cri­sis in the state.

Umar, while brief­ing news­men on the se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion in the state, noted that additional troops have been de­ployed to the ar­eas and that the sit­u­a­tion is now un­der con­trol.

He said the re­lief ma­te­ri­als are to be dis­trib­uted to cri­sis vic­tims in Wukari, Takum, Gas­sol, Gidin Doruwa and Ibi to mit­i­gate the hard­ship they are fac­ing, adding that a to­tal of 29 truck­loads of re­lief ma­te­ri­als have been dis­patched since the out­break of cri­sis in those ar­eas.

He said govern­ment has taken a num­ber of proac­tive and re­me­dial ac­tions since the out­break of cri­sis, in­clud­ing hold­ing of se­cu­rity meet­ings with tra­di­tional rulers at all lev­els, con­sti­tut­ing com­mit­tees, de­ploy­ing se­nior civil ser­vants to their re­spec­tive ar­eas to as­sist in pro­mo­tion of peace, de­ploy­ment of more se­cu­rity per­son­nel and more pa­trol vans, among oth­ers.

Umar ex­pressed pains over fresh out­break of cri­sis at Wukari, Ibi and Gidin Doruwa say­ing, “As a govern­ment, we are greatly pained by this ret­ro­gres­sive step which has not only af­fected lives, but also thrown thou­sands of people into un­told hard­ship.”

He urged people to stop politi­ciz­ing the cri­sis, say­ing se­cu­rity chal­lenge is not pe­cu­liar to Taraba State.

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