Former Minister of Information and governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in Nasarawa State, Mr. Labaran Maku, has urged on President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently redeploy military personnel to the state following the high rate of killings and criminality.
Speaking to newsmen at his Apo legislative residence, Abuja, Maku said the recent killing and attacks Nasarawa State was no longer communal clashes but insurgent.
He added that Governor Tanko Al-Makura’s government had witnessed the largest number of death-toll in the state.
He also said that over 100 persons had allegedly been killed by insurgents at Keana, Kadarko, Karu and Obi areas of the state since the election.
He added that apart from Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states in the far north, there was no other state currently witnessing endless violence except Nasarawa in the North Central Nigeria.
“The recent dismantling of military personnel from checkpoints is worsening criminal activities in the state. I, on behalf of Nasarawa people, beg President Muhammadu Buhari to urgently redeploy soldiers back to some of the flash-points where they were stationed earlier to curtail the senseless killings of innocent farmers and citizens in Nasarawa State.”
“When the military personnel were in charge of all checkpoints, we had minimal cases not until recently. The mercenaries are still in the bush and so many farmers cannot go to their farms for fear of attacks.”