Boko Haram Relocating From Sambisa To Taraba Forest – Governor Ishaku
- May 19, 2017
Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has raised alarm that members of the Boko Haram terrorist group dislodged from Sambisa forest by the army are regrouping in Suntai Daaji forest in the state.
Besides the Suntai Daaji forest, which cut across Bali and Donga Local Government Areas of the state, the governor also revealed that some of the fleeing members of the terrorist group are also regrouping inside the Gashaka/Gumti National Park.
The Governor made the disclosure while receiving the General Officer Commanding of 82 Division of the Nigerian Army Enugu, Major General Adamu Abubakar, urging the federal government to deploy special security forces to flush out the terrorists from the forests before the country would have another Sambisa in her hands.
The governor lamented that the terrorists are currently holding the people of the state hostage as they commit all sorts of crime including rape, kidnapping and killings, adding that people can no longer travel freely. On the activities of killers that have led to violent clashes between herdsmen and farmers across the country, the governor advocated ranching, saying it is the only panacea to end the clashes and put an end to cattle rustling.
General Abubakar said he was in the state to address the issue of farmers/herders clashes and assess the general security situation of the state.