Nasarawa - Gov. Tanko Al-makura of Nasarawa State has given the assurance that
those fanning the members of violence in the state will not go
The governor gave the assurance in a statement issued on Sunday in
reaction to the killing of 30 policemen at Alakyo village by the Ombatse
"The state government will not watch while some disgruntled
individuals hold it to ransom and turn the state into theatre of
death, undermining the development efforts of this administration,’’ he
The statement, signed by Malam Sani Mairiga, his Senior Special
Assistant on Media and Press Affairs, quoted the governor as saying: "The state government will deal decisively with those fanning the
embers of crisis in the state, including their sponsors.
"We have had enough bloodshed in Nasarawa, those who are hell-bent on sabotaging our efforts will not go unpunished.
"It is unfortunate that some people still perpetrate evil against
their fellow human beings at a time when the state has begun to count
the gains of democracy.
"The crisis has no religious coronation as been speculated by some
section of the media; some people are just bent on destroying the state
because they feel they are not in power.’’
The governor said in the statement that some politicians were behind
the crisis being witnessed in some parts of the state, adding: "They
should know that nemesis will soon catch up with them.
"There is no hiding place for unpatriotic individuals in Nasarawa;
there is no cause that can justify the killing of innocent souls."
The governor called on citizens of the state, regardless of their
religion or ethnicity, to be good, kind and supportive of one another "in this difficult period’’.
He warned that the government would no longer condone any act of
lawlessness, adding that it would not relent in its efforts to fish out
those behind the killings and the source of the sophisticated weapons
they (militia) used to unleash the attack.