Citizens of the state have been advised to go about their normal businesses without any fear as adequate security measures have been put in place across the state.
Speaking to newsmen, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of Taraba State, Bala Dan Abu today in his office, said that people should stop unnecessary panicking as the Governor, in collaboration with all the security outfits across the state have intensified security surveillance.
Bala Dan Abu maintained that since the unfortunate attack of herdsmen in Lau local government area which led to the death of so many people, the state Governor has directed all the security chiefs in the state to put their men and machinery on high alert with a view to ensuring that such attacks never occur in the state again.
Speaking on government response on the issue of Lau, the SSA media said immediately the attack took place, a high powered delegation was set up by the Governor headed by the Secretary to the state government, Anthony Jellason who visited the affected communities and attended to their urgent needs and those needs that could not be immediately met were identified and also attended to with utmost urgency.
He however faulted the insinuation being circulated in the social media that the state government is not sensitive to the plight of the victims of herdsmen attack in Lau, describing it as the imagination of the originator of such report and asserted that, apart from visits to the affected communities, all the displaced persons are presently in IDPs camps and are sufficiently being catered for by the the state government.
The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity lamented that about 80% of the affected communities are without shelter as most of their houses and property were burnt by the marauding herdsmen and stated that government is working out modalities with a view to rescuing their situation.
Reacting on whether the herdsmen were familiar people who have lived in the affected communities, Bala Dan Abu said most of the affected victims said their attackers were aliens and not familiar at all, and used the opportunity to challenged the country’s Immigration services to sit up to their responsibility of ascertaining how people come into the country without their knowledge.