Insecurity: Details Of Buhari’s Meeting With Taraba Governor Emerge


Insecurity: Details Of Buhari’s Meeting With Taraba Governor Emerge

The details of Tuesday’s meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has emerged.

Leaks Agency reports that the governor made the details of his meeting with the President known while appearing on a programme on Channels Television on Tuesday night.

The governor said he requested assistance from the federal government to tackle security and other developmental issues in the state.

Ishaku said he told the President that the establishment of permanent military bases along Taraba’s border with Cameroon is the only solution to the killing of innocent Nigerians by Ambazonia militants.

The governor added that the permanent stationing of troops along the border will stop the militants from regularly entering communities in Taraba and killing unarmed civilians.

Ishaku said that the President was sympathetic to the killings happening in the state, adding that the President’s response to the solution he proposed gave him hope.

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He said: “I was very happy with the meeting. He understood the details of everything I discussed with him. And he was quite sympathetic. I think we are on the way to a permanent solution.

“The military is stationed there for now. But I had to tell the President, as the Commander-in-Chief, we will need a permanent solution on the axis of our continuous boundary with Cameroon.

“Therefore we need to station a naval base, an air force base to police the borders and also a military base on a permanent basis.

“This is the only way we can prevent the re-occurrence of these Ambazonians, which is one too many.”

Recall that In November, suspected Ambazonia fighters reportedly attacked Manga community in Takum Local Government Area of the state.