Full Details Of How Gov Al-Makura Was Stoned, As Nasarawa Police Plans To Arrest IDPs

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The Nasarawa State Police Commissioner, Bello Ahmed says the Police would ensure that mobbed involved in the stoning of Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura face the consequences of their temerity.

The Commissioner disclosed this after a marathon security meeting at the Government House, Lafia shortly after the gory incident happened in Agwatashi community of Obi Local Government of the State.

The Commissioner averred that people involved in the stoning of governor Al-Makura would face the full wrath of the law.

“We did not make arrest yet but the police will make that the culprits involved are brought to book.

Compol Bello Ahmed said the stoning of the governor at Primary School at Agwatashi which housed IDP’S camp,” would be investigated.

“We have a set up committee to investigate the matter”.

He further opined that the incident has political undertone.

It took the tight security over 10 minutes to quell the stoning by shooting tear gas as the aggrieved IDPs followed the convoy of the governor to a football field where the governor’s chopper was.

The incident forced the governor to jettison his planned visit to the Awe, Keana and other IDP’S camp.

The peace IDPs camp became volatile as TIV speaking people insisted that the governor would not address them shouting “Our people are missing in the bush.

While others are saying, “There is death everywhere; our family are killed by Fulani’s in the bush.

“We don’t need relief materials we want to go back to our houses”.

Oaundo Jully Tokuma from Agon community of Obi Local Government unveiled that Fulani nomads besieged their community and killed everyone.

“Right now our people are corpses in the bush, Fulani occupied everywhere “.

The President of Tiv Development Association, Boniface Ifer in an interview affirmed that the protesters are not TIV.

“They are not Tiv boys if not they could have listened to us”.

Ifer said over 35 Tiv corpses were recovered from the bush while others are still missing.

“Tiv communities are mostly deserted, he listed Imon, Kertyo, Agon 1,Agon 2,Uvirkaa ,Tsuwa Ibaba, Gbaape, Igbouhur, Augi and many others been affected in crisis.

Boniface Ifer opined that only intensive security would end the upheaval in Tiv communities which he described as porous settlements.

Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura attributed the reactions of the IDP’S to trauma due to the missing of their love ones.

He says the recent happenings were as a result of killings of The Fulani’s in Yelwata by Tiv people.

“We are here to know what the peculiar problems of the people were”.

Promising to take proactive security measures to end the skirmishes within the shortest time.

Listen To The Voices of Aggrieved IDPs Below:

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Hon.Mohammed Ogoshi Onawo,Member Federal House of Representatives representing Awe/ Doma /Keana Federal Constituency, it would be recalled on the 17/01/2018 sponsored a motion under “Matters Of Urgent Public Importance (standing order 8,Rule 4) on the need to avert the escalating effect of clashes between herdsmen and farmers in Benue and Nasarawa State.

The House of Representatives condemn in strong terms the incessant attacks on the innocent citizens of Benue and Nasarawa State.

Urge the Nigeria Police to as a remedial measure sends Mobile squad to provide security within the border communities by regularly conducting a surveillance in those areas, and

Also urge the National Emergency Management Agency to provide relief materials,such as food items, blankets, medical facilities, mattresses and potable water supply to the IDP camps in Awe, Azara, Keana, and Rukubi, all in Awe/Doma/Keana Federal Constituency of Nasarawa State. Other (HR. 03/2018).

Need to educate and encourage herdsmen on the benefits of ranching instead of the proposed cattle colonies in every State of the Federation and was debated on 20/02/2018.

The house resolved and urge the Federal government to consider a soft or subsidize loan scheme for herd owners to buy lands as a means of encouragement for them to ranch.

The house resolved and further urge the Federal Government to work out the modalities for the establishment of cattle breeding settlements with interested State Government as a lasting solution to the incessant clash between herdsmen and the farmers and

Mandate the committee on agriculture production and services to ensure implementation and report back within eight (8) weeks for further legislative action (H. R. 59/2018).

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