Governor Agbu Kefas of Taraba State has expressed deep shock over the brutal killings of farmers in the state, allegedly carried out by suspected Fulani bandits.
The incident, which resulted in numerous casualties, is the latest in a series of disturbing acts of banditry in the region.
According to the Taraba State Police Command, the victims were mercilessly murdered while on their way to their farms. Governor Kefas swiftly responded to the situation by dispatching the Deputy Governor and top security officials to the scene. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser for Media and Digital Communications, Emmanuel Bello, the governor urged security agents to intensify their efforts in eliminating all forms of terrorism in the area.
Governor Kefas emphasized that under his leadership, threats to lives would not be tolerated. He revealed plans to engage local leaders and stakeholders in finding immediate and lasting solutions to address the menace. Additionally, the governor disclosed his intention to empower newly elected local government chairmen to enhance security in their respective areas.
During the recently concluded meeting of the North East Governors Forum, security took center stage, indicating a collective approach to tackling the issue, Governor Kefas noted. He reiterated his commitment to allocating more resources, particularly for intelligence gathering, to strengthen the security sector in Taraba State.