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Mambilla Plateau Crisis | Gov. Darius Ishaku Disburses N310m to Victims

Mambilla Plateau Crisis | Gov. Darius Ishaku Disburses N310m to Victims

Mambilla Plateau Crisis | Gov. Darius Ishaku Disburses N310m to Victims

The Executive Governor of Taraba state Darius Ishaku had on Wednesday disbursed about N310 million to victims of the June 2017 and March 2018 Mambilla crisis.

The cheque was issued ot personally to the victims by the Governor. This was done at a ceremony in the border town of Gembu. The governor frowned at the incidence and commiserated with the victims.

Also, a thorough investigation into the crisis revealed that 264 people were killed during the two crises and not the over 1,000 as speculated.

The governor thanked God for the return of peace to the Mambilla Plateau “after the two unfortunate incidents.”

He urged the people to continue to eschew violence and live in peace with one another for rapid development, stressing that “I thank God that peace has returned to the Mambilla Plateau, but my heart still bleeds for
those who lost their lives in the crisis.

Also, Mambilla Plateau Crisis | Over 264 Persons Feared Dead – Ishaku

“I urge all of you to continue to live in peace to give room for uninterrupted development.”

Mr Abel Diah, the Speaker of Taraba House of Assembly, commended the people for deciding to forgive one another and live in peace.

Diah said that at the moment, refugees from Cameroon had flooded the area due to the return of peace.


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The speaker added that Cameroonian refugees were always welcome but they should endeavour to abide by the laws of the land.

Dr Shehu Baju, the Chief of Mambilla, said that the creation of six new chiefdoms on the Plateau by Gov. Ishaku had greatly helped in ensuring quick return of peace.

Baju, who noted that Mambilla Plateau had become a model for peace, commended the the state government for standing by the people during their trying moments.

Alhaji Kabiru Sagiri, one of the victims who got a cheque of N850,000 commended Ishaku for taking a step to alleviate their sufferings.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Ishaku inaugurated an assessment committee in April 2018 to visit affected communities and produce a report to be used for the assistance.

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