The Peoples Democratic Party has expressed concern over the renewed violence between Fulani mercenaries and Eggon ethnic group in Nasarawa State with a call going out to the federal government to declare emergency rule in the state.
The PDP Chairman in Nasarawa State, Chief Yonana Ilia, tabled the demand on behalf of the party’s Stakeholders numbering over 20 during a press briefing on Thursday in Abuja.
At the briefing, immediate-past Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, denied defecting to the All Progressives Congress, saying the posters insinuating his exit to APC was the handiwork of his political detractors.
Ilia said, “The attacks, which are highly professional and military in nature, are carried out either in the night, early hours of the morning or even in broad daylight as the mercenaries have absolute superiority in weaponry and freedom of movement. Therefore calling for a state of emergency in Nasarawa state is necessary and will not be out of place.
“We therefore call on the citizens of the state to be calm and go about their businesses as there is no amount of intimidation from the part of government, be it executive or judiciary that will stop the PDP from clinching power in 2015. I therefore call on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency, look into security decay of the state so as to proffer lasting solution to it”.