Protection Of Lives, Property My Priority – Almakura

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Gov Tanko Almakura of Nasarawa State

By; SAMSON YAKI, Lafia

Governor  Umaru Tanko Almakura of Nasarawa  State has called on the people of the state to have confidence in the government as it would do whatever possible to ensure the safety of lives and properties of all the people within the boundary of the state.

He stated this in state security meeting convened to  discuss the recent crisis that engulfed Kadarko community in Keana Local Government Area of the state  which led to the death of  people  and killing of over 70  cattle.

” the priority of my Government is to safeguard  the lives , and ensure the welfare of  all people residing in Nasarawa State” Almakura said.
The governor directed that two units of security forces  be sent to kadarko immediately, before additional security is deployed .

He further said that air surveillance would also be deployed to monitor the  areas.

The Governor described Nasarawa State as a victim of circumstance  stating that the Government was worried about the mass relocation of people from the area, and how such people would cope leaving their homes.

He direct that Nasarawa State Emergency Management Agency   (NASEMA) to bring up what the Government could do for the people.

Expressing concern over the health and feeding of the people, he  directed that a mobile hospital be station at Kadaroko to attend to the health needs of  the people.

He further directed that all the Community Based Conflict resolution committees start meeting to discuss ways to resolve the issues .

Gov. Almakura  stated that he had been in contact with his Benue counterpart to find ways to ease the tension along the  boarder of  both states.

The Governor challenged security operatives to investigate the issues and get to the root of the matter.

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