Abuja - The Senator representing Taraba
Central, Abubakar Yusuf, has denied reports of an influx of suspected members
of Boko Haram terror group in the state.
The denial follows initial reports by fellow Emmanuel
Bwacha suggesting the suspected members of the murderous group had been
transported from the Sambisa forest in Borno State to wreck havoc in Taraba.
Yusuf said he called the Director of State Security
Service (SSS) and Police Commissioner in the state, who informed him such
reports were not true.
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“The reports of an influx of suspected Boko Haram members
being transported to Taraba State are not true,” Yusuf said on Thursday through
point of order at the floor of the Senate.
He spoke during plenary.
He raised concern the statement credited to Bwacha had
created fear in the minds of the people in the state.
Yusf thus urged Bwacha to always investigate such reports
before raising them in the floor of the Senate.
The Boko Haram sect is a source of fear in
Nigeria and neighbouring countries where it has killed some 20 000 people and
displaced more than 2 million.
- CAJ News