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Governor Decries Influx Of Boko Haram Members To Taraba

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BEVERLY HILLS, November 15, (THEWILL) – Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has declared that members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect have taken over the state, adding that the arrival of the violent foot soldiers has left Taraba residents living in fear.

The Governor, who raised the alarm on Tuesday while playing host to a delegation of senators in his office in Jalingo, said recent arrests and interrogations by security agents indicated a high rate of influx to the state.

He stated that the influx has made the state relatively unsafe, following recent attacks which gave rise to internally-displaced persons, IDPs.

Ishaku said it was the responsibility of the Federal Government to take proactive measures to forestall any breakdown of law and order, urging the senators to evolve ways of tackling issues of insurgency in the country, particularly in the North-East, which had been ravaged by Boko Haram.

The delegation, led by Senator Kabiru Gaya (Kano South), was in the state on a fact-finding mission to IDPs camps in the state.