Insecurity Politics

Insecurity: Deploy more troops to Taraba – Ishaku begs Nigerian govt

Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba State has urged the federal government to deploy troops to the state’s border communities as soon as possible.

This, he claims, is to check the operations of amazonian soldiers from the Republic of Cameroon’s neighboring country, who have been terrorizing the population.

Ishaku made the statement in response to recent raids by Cameroonian soldiers on Manga village in Takum Local Government Council, saying that the appeal was essential due to the vastness of the border.

During an interview on Channels Television, he made the pitch, claiming that Taraba has one of the longest boundaries in the country.

Passionately seeking the presence of security personnel in the State to man the border, he said, “there is an absolute need that this boundary must be manned by security agencies,” stressing that, “the military, precisely must man it.”

The governor who went further to stress how heavily armed the Cameroonian soldiers are, said “they are a separatist group,” adding that “when they kill, they run away.”

Admitting that, ” it is not an easy thing, ” he emphasized that the military should be the ones to be deployed to the border communities.

The governor who said he had previously asked the military to help secure the border expressed sadness that his appeal was treated with kid gloves.

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DAILY POST observes that though after the recent attack, both the military and the police have been drafted to the community, more needs to be done.

Recall that soldiers from Cameroon recently invaded Manga community in Takum council, killing no fewer than eleven persons.

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