Nasarawa Crisis Giving Me Sleepless Nights – Al-Makura

Umaru-Tanko-Al-Makura1The incessant communal crisis in Nasarawa State which has led to loss of lives and destruction of properties is giving Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura ‘sleepless nights’.

Speaking at the weekend when he visited the newly constructed Mobile Police Squadron 38 in Agyaragu, on the outskirt of Lafia, the governor said: “The problem was a bad coincidence with the time my cabinet was dissolved to enhance re-figuration of a cabinet. I can tell you that I’ve been having sleepless nights because issues and decisions that are supposed to be taken with others stakeholders are left to me alone. That is not to say that the problem is insurmountable, because I already have a security council in place”.

Al-Makura said he had an arrangement with the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar, for the completion of the project to fast track stationing of anti-riot policemen in the area.

Responding on behalf of the IG, the commissioner of police in charge of Mobile Police at the Force Headquarters, Bello Ahmed, who was in the state, assured Al-Makura of the commitment of the squadron to rid the state of criminals.