Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba, says there’s a plot to attack the state in 10 days.
Ishaku made this known when members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national working committee paid him a visit on Thursday.
The PDP delegation was led by Uche Secondus, national chairman of the party.
“Peace is elusive in Taraba, but we have development. Here I am as a governor with a crown, but without a sword,” the governor told his visitors.
“You call police and security agencies for help, they will tell you they need to clear from Abuja before acting. Before you know it, you have lost 100 people.
“When you call for help, the help takes ages to come. We need to restructure the security architecture of this country. You take one step forward as the governor, the almighty Federal Government takes you back 10 miles.
“The police we have can’t help themselves. In 10 days’ time, we will be attacked. Helicopters dropped arms here at night for hoodlums.
“We will talk because if the Federal Government cannot help us, let those who can help us come to our aid.
“Our farmers cannot travel at night with their goods to neighbouring states to sell again. God gave us good land, but we lack common sense.
“I’m talking now since writing has not produced the desired results. Some of these things are not meant to be said, but we will henceforth be talking.”
Like Benue and Nasarawa, Taraba has witnessed a wave of killings since the start of the year.
In the first week of January, suspected herdsmen reportedly killed at least 55 people in Lau local government area of the state.
A few days ago, the state government raised the alarm that a helicopter loaded with arms and ammunition landed at night in Jibu village located near Ibi, in Wukari local government area.