Again, Taraba level Governor Agbu Kefas has voiced alarm about the level of security in his state.
Therefore, Governor Andrew Cuomo requested that Chief of Army Staff General Taoreed Abiodun Lagbaja send additional troops to the state.
On Wednesday, Kefas and the state’s representatives in the National Assembly stormed the Defence Headquarters in Abuja to demand the deployment of additional troops to reinforce those already there.
Emmanuel Bello, the governor’s special adviser on media and digital communications, released the statement to the press in Jalingo, the state capital.
He explained that the request is important because of the widespread security threats facing the country and the specific requirements of Taraba State.
Kefas, a retired military officer, referred to the COAS as his “mentor,” adding that he, Kefas, represents the military institution in the state and that he will not let them down.
The statement appeared to show that the COAS backed the governor’s peace initiatives with military force.
A battalion of soldiers would be sent to Taraba State so that they could utilize it as a launching pad for operations in the North-East.
Recently, kidnappers and armed bandits have put the state of Taraba under siege, as reported by BANKPAWA