Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has debunked allegations of state-sponsored killings in the region while noting that it is unkind for anybody to suggest such.
Al-Makura made this statement while speaking to newsmen after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari immediately after Juma’at prayers at the State House mosque in Abuja.
Al-Makura said the accusations amounted to raising a false alarm as the people of Nasarawa were actually celebrating the return of peace to the state after outbreaks of violence and wanton murder.
He said, “This is news to me; I’m hearing this for the first time. People of Nasarawa State are jubilating and happy that peace has been attained through community-based mechanism that everybody is participating in.
“We are enjoying a lot of unfettered peaceful co-existence, peaceful well-being in the state.? So it will be surprising for anybody to speculate and raise an alarm where there is none about killings. We don’t have anything like that.
“Even the rate of crime in the state has really subsided because the security operatives and the residents are working in synergy to ensure that miscreants and bad eggs among us find another environment.”