Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba State, on Thursday, warned traditional rulers in the state against accommodating strangers in their domains.
The warning, he said became necessary following an alleged plan by terrorists to take advantage of the state by establishing their camps in some local government councils of the state.
The governor, who handed down the warning while signing the 2022 appropriation bill into law, said his administration would no longer condone any traditional rulers who harbour unknown visitors in their domains.
The monarchs as directed by him, must work tirelessly round the clock to frustrate terrorists from using their domains as camps to launch attacks on the state.
Laying more emphasis on how the issue of security has been the priority of his administration, Ishiaku said “I have talked to the traditional chiefs not to allow strangers in their settlements again.”
Visibly dejected that some traditional rulers, have continued to play hosts to strange faces, some of whom he believed are terrorists “intelligent gathers that terrorists are trying to set up a camp in Taraba” he said have been uncovered.
Stressing how traditional rulers are supposed to “report any suspicious movements in their domains”, the reverse as expressed by him, has been the case.
Displaced terrorists from the neighbouring states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe as well as from some states of the northwest, including; Zamfara, Katsina and Sokoto, have begun to fashion out plans to make Taraba their base, a development, which the governor vowed to frustrate.
Pleased with the way and manner members of the State House of Assembly gave the 2022 proposed budget accelerated passage, the executive arm of the government, as promised by him, will not cease from cooperating with the legislative arm of the government.
Demonstrating his resolve to work hand-in-hand with the legislators, the governor who went ahead to pass a vote of confidence on the speaker, Joseph Albasu Kunini, said “we are on the same page with the House of Assembly.”