Acting President Osinbajo orders security reinforcement in Taraba

Cyril Okonkwo, Abuja

Nigeria’s acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has ordered the reinforcements and deployment of extra military battalion, police and Civil Defence Corps to troubled areas in Taraba. 

The Acting President gave the order in a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant, to the President (Media and Publicity) Office of the Vice-President, Mr Laolu Akande.

Prof Osinbajo also condoned with the victims of the recent violent attacks in a number of communities in Taraba State, where deaths have been reported and vowed that perpetrators of the attack would be brought to book.

While commiserating with the people of the affected communities, the entire government and people of Taraba State, the Acting President had on Wednesday summoned and held an emergency meeting with top security officials of the Federal Government and Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku.

The Acting President has also ordered the provision of relief materials to be delivered to the affected communities in Toffi, Mayo Daga, Mayo Sina, Tamiya, Kwara-Kwara, Tungan Lugere, Timjire, Nguroje and other villages in the hinterlands of Mambilla Plateau.

He said the Nigerian Government has also put in motion long term solutions including mediation between opposing groups in the communal conflict.