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Taraba governor seeks federal government’s Intervention on Insecurity

NEWSMAN, Abuja – Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku has requested for assistance from the Federal Government in tackling insecurity in the state.

Governor Ishaku made this known to State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, after a private meeting over the security situation in the State with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

‘It is about security… the problems of security that we have in the State. I briefed him and we are hoping that he will look into it. Just in general; there is Jukun/Tiv; there is also kidnapping, which is on the rise, and all the others”.

He said he got a positive response from the vice president and expressed optimism that the situation would be addressed.

Meanwhile, On the issue of COVID-19, he said that the state is yet to record any death.

“We had some cases, but they were all treated and they have all been discharged and new ones are come. Luckily, the NCDC, after our complaint, brought us a testing laboratory in Jalingo; it was inaugurated Tuesday. In the near future, I will be more authoritative in saying how many people are infected, how many people are treated”

The Governor added that plans are to provide a second laboratory in Takum, southern part of the state.

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