Cleric decries insecurity in Southern Taraba

The Catholic Bishop of Wukari Diocese, Most Rev. Mark Maigida Nzukwein, on Friday decried the dire security situation in the southern part of Taraba state.

Nzukwein, while interacting with critical stakeholders from Takum, Ussa and Yangtu Special Development Area in Takum LGA, said the security situation and the wanton destruction of lives and property in Southern part of Taraba was no longer acceptable.

“It is said that problems can not be solved by the same mindset that created them. We need to change our mindset of stereotyping, ethnic bigotry, lack of respect for human life, etc, and work for the common good of all,” he said.

According to the cleric, all stakeholders must make deliberate efforts to ensure that peace was achieved within Southern Taraba.

“It was Martin Luther King Jr. who said, those who love peace must learn to organize as effective as those who love war.”

He called on all politicians in the state to provide good governance by “running an inclusive government, prioritising security of lives and property, paying attention on the welfare of workers, giving adequate attention to infrastructural development and creating job opportunities for the teaming youths of the state.”

“I also call on the governor, Dr. Agbu Kefas, to ensure the return of the displaced people, especially in Central and Southern Taraba, some of whom have been away from their homes for over four years.

“We call on all those who are saddled with the responsibility of facilitating the process of appointing Traditional Rulers in the state to do the needful by ensuring that there is no further delay on this matter.”