Caleb Muftwang, the governor of Plateau state, thinks some state leaders should be investigated for the state’s ongoing crisis.
“Unfortunately, there have been connections that imply that some of our officials may need to explain themselves about some of these insurgencies because they have been liberally tied to some of the crisis’s culprits.
On Friday, Muftwang said on Channels Television’s Politics Today, “The purveyors of these insurgencies continue to make such statements – unguarded statements that incite these criminalities and start to make our people distrust themselves.”
The governor claimed that the state’s administration had discovered that outside forces were seeking to undermine the state’s stability.
Muftwang claimed that his government has been able to address the issue of insecurity head-on despite the growing insurgencies.
“We were able to implement every kinetic and non-kinetic security solution. We now know that there are outside forces working to undermine the stability of the Plateau. Additionally, there is much work to be done to persuade the populace that we will be an inclusive, just, and equitable government. These are the strategies we have attempted to use.
He emphasised the ongoing intra- and intercommunity cooperation in terms of vigilance and made a commitment that if the state continues in this way, Plateau will once again be a refuge for peace and tourism.
The governor believes that individuals who occasionally utilise tribal and religious concerns to gain political traction are the perpetrators because they are aware of the decrease in their circumstances.
We are primarily dealing with criminals, and I am confident that the federal security agencies are taking this issue seriously.
“We refer to these individuals as miscreants and dishonourable persons. We’ll keep looking for them, keep tabs on them, and make sure they don’t bother our personnel,” he said.
Similar words were used by Muftwang to designate crisis-related criminals in a countrywide broadcast earlier in August.