Taraba safe for football –FC Taraba
Officials of FC Taraba have rubbished claims that Taraba State and particularly Jalingo is not safe for Nigeria Premier League matches.
The dismissal, according to the club is in reaction to information that Ranger FC of Enugu has requested the League Management Committee (LMC) to move away their weekend league match from Jalingo due to insecurity in Taraba state.
FC Taraba Technical Adviser, Ndubuisi Nduka, said the claim by Rangers FC is out of total mischief and meant to create unnecessary tension.
“I am surprise at the claim by Rangers that there is insecurity in Jalingo. Jalingo is one of the most peaceful state capitals in the North, and this is totally uncalled for by Rangers to demand moving away our home match on that excuse.
“Even the little crisis that is happening in Taraba is at the boundary between Taraba and Benue and it is not close to the capital city to warrant such demand. We have been travelling to and fro other states for our matches and just last week Giwa FC came all the way from Port-Harcourt to Jalingo and nothing happened.
“We are just returning from Akure and it was that road we and our players passed through. If they claim that our match be moved because of a problems in the villages of Taraba, they might as well say that Lobi Stars matches be moved from Benue because there are crisis in some villages in Benue. We should not go to that extent because we want three points by every means,” Nduka stated.
He therefore enjoined the LMC not to allow such antics to prompt them into shifting the venue of the match.