The acting governor of Taraba State, Alhaji Garba Umar, has raised the alarm that his boss, Governor Danbaba Danfulani Suntai, has gone ‘missing’.
Umar, who stated this yesterday in Jalingo, the state capital during a media chat with journalists, said that he had not set his eyes on Governor Suntai, since he was smuggled into the country by a certain cabal last month.
“Few of my aides and I were already at the domestic wing of the airport to receive my boss but, unknowingly to me, the cabal was already waiting at the international wing of the airpot where the plane conveying my boss was directed to land.
“When I got to know that the plane landed at the international wing, I rushed to the place to receive him, but he was in a jeep which immediately drove him to T.Y. Danjuma Lodge”, he said.
He added that the unnamed cabal, which surrounded the ailing governor, was holding him hostage in order to hold onto power to the detriment of his health.
Mr. Umar, therefore, called on citizens of the state to eschew religious differences and work towards unity in the state.
“I thank God this year’s sallah was peaceful; peace has returned to some of the crisis areas in the state. And I have also constituted a reconciliation committee to ensure that those who fled their homes because of crisis return”, he noted.
The acting governor assured sons and daughters of the state that his administration would continue to work to ensure that all Tarabans enjoy the dividends of democracy.
Efforts to speak with Governor Suntai’s senior special adviser on media and publicity, Mr. Slyvanus Giwa, were unsuccessful as his telephone lines were not connecting at the time of publishing this report.