Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba State on Sunday rejected calls from certain quarters for the formation of a North-East security network to tackle insecurity in the sub-region because as he argued, ‘our situation in the sub-region is a full-blown insurgency’.
Ishaku disclosed this at an interactive session with journalists in Jalingo.
He said: “I am vehemently opposed to the formation of the North-East security network because ur situation in the sub-region is a full-blown insurgency.
“I have been and I am still calling for state police and even local government police and that is what I believe can solve the nation’s security challenges.”
The Governor, decried the ongoing crisis between herders and farmers in the state, noting that he was doing everything to end the killings and displacements.
He blamed the ongoing violence on the conflict in the neighboring Benue, saying it was wrong to attack innocent people in Taraba over the crisis in another state.