Taraba State Governor, Agbu Kefas says he is deeply saddened and shocked by the murder of some farmers in Taraba State, pledging to deploy more resources towards addressing insecurity in the state.
About 20 farmers were killed by armed men suspected to be Fulani bandits.
According to information from the Taraba State Police Command, the men were brutally murdered on their way to their farms.
In a statement on Saturday issued by his Special Adviser for Media and Digital Communications, Emmanuel Bello, Governor Kefas urged security agents to intensify efforts to eliminate all forms of terror in the area.
According to the statement, measures are being taken to address the issue.
The governor stressed that he will not tolerate continued threats to lives under his leadership and has accordingly concluded plans to engage local leaders and stakeholders in tackling the menace.
He disclosed plans to empower newly elected local government chairmen to enhance security in their respective domains.
“Security took centre stage at the recently concluded meeting of the North East Governors Forum, indicating a collective approach to the issue,” he further noted.
He also emphasized commitment to finding lasting solutions to the insecurity in the state.