Taraba State governor, Darius Ishaku has said that the ongoing hunters’ onslaught against banditry in some parts of the state was yielding positive results.
The governor stated this on Thursday while speaking at an event organized by the state government for both Federal and state security administrators in Jalingo, the state capital.
The governor who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Anthony Jellason also commended the efforts of the military and other security agencies in containing the bandits.
While noting that the local hunters do not have the legal mandate to carry out such operations, Governor Ishaku said his government had to allow the hunters do the job because the level of kidnappings and other crimes in the state became alarming.
“Let me acknowledge the efforts of our local hunters in engaging the bandits in a fierce battle. Their operation is yielding results and very soon, the menace will be brought under control.
“The local hunters do not have the legal authority to carry out such operation and their operation doesn’t mean that other security agencies did not do their best but in situations of despair, one is likely to subscribe to every suggestion available.
“On our part, we are in support of every initiative that will bring an end to this security challenge,” Ishaku said.