Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku has linked the crisis going on in Taraba State to external forces.
The Governor said most of the crisis that Taraba State has witnessed in recent times are products of external influence.
Ishaku said this why speaking at a ceremony for the inauguration of a 16-Man Committee for the resettlement of displaced persons in Chunku and Asa chiefdoms_ some communities in the southern part of the state.
The governor advised all concerned groups to be law-abiding and avoid conflicts which yield nothing but underdevelopment and he called on the citizenry of Taraba State not to allow unhealthy contacts with outsiders whose mission is to cause crisis among them.
He admitted however that, the crisis had considerably destabilized farming in the communities and tasks the committee to ensure speedy completion of their assignment to enable the returnees bounce back to farm activities soonest.
“seedlings of assorted crops have already been procured to be given free to the returnees and I urged them to take advantage of these gesture from the government with all seriousness, he stated”.
The inaugurated committee is to help the government in facilitating the resettlement of those who fled the two communities whose members are mainly farmers. It has Edward Adi Bauka, as its Chairman and other members includes;
Mr Edward Aji Bauka – Chairman
Tanko Adi kumbo – Vice Chairman
Hon Adi grace Chair Wukari – Member
Chief of chunku – Member
Chief of Asa – Member
Mrs Loise Emmanuel – Member
Nafinji Aboki – Member
Stephen Samson Tor Musa – Member
DCP Fumpan Joseph – Member
DSS Representative Balogun – Member
Maj. Jude (Commanding officer Takum) – Member
Alh. Ismaili Mohammad – Member
Rev. Bulus Gani – Member
Magaji Abu – Member
Habila Ada – Member and Barr. Luka Agbu as the Secretary.
The returnees are also to be assisted by government to rebuild their damaged houses.