Gov. Al-Makura speaks on fresh attacks in Nasarawa

Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has condemned the latest attacks on three communities in the state.

Al-Makura made the condemnation on Friday in Lafia at the installation of retired Justice Sidi Bage-Abubakar I as the 17th Emir of Lafia.

North Central Nigeria, the food basket of the nation, has witnessed relentless attacks that have left hundreds dead and displaced thousands of people.

The attacked communities are: Panda in Karu, Igah in Nassarawa-Eggon and Andaha in Akwanga Local Government Area of the state.

According to the governor, the government has directed heads of security agencies in the state to fish out the perpetrators of the attacks.

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“The perpetrators of these attacks cannot go unpunished. The government will do everything possible to ensure that we bring them to book.

“The perpetrators will not escape justice no matter how highly placed.

“The government is committed to ensuring peace. Therefore, we cannot allow anybody to sabotage our efforts,” he said. The governor further stated that the government had deployed security operatives to the troubled areas to forestall further breakdown of law and order.

The attacks in the three communities have claimed many lives with property worth millions of Naira destroyed from March to this month.

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