The Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, has challenged the security operatives in the state to fish out the killers of the member representing Takum 1 constituency, Taraba state House of Assembly, Hon. Hosea Ibi.
The governor made the appeal when he received members of the Taraba State House of Assembly at the Government House in Jalingo, the state capital.
The legislators, led by their Speaker, Hon. Peter Abel, was at the Government House to commiserate and condole with Governor Ishaku over the gruesome murder of their colleague who is from the same local government area with the governor of the state.
Speaking on behalf of the team, Hon. Abel expressed shock at the news of the cold murder of Hon. Ibi.
He accused the criminals with the intention to murder him and not for any other purpose.
He, therefore, called on the people to put their political differences aside and ensure that the state becomes unsafe for the criminals.
In his response, Governor Ishaku said he is saddened by this development, especially with all the efforts put in place to secure his release.
The governor who could not hide his feelings as lamented on the several security problems confronting the nation and called for immediate end to it.
While applauding the efforts of the security agencies in the state, governor Ishaku asks them to ensure that perpetrators of this killing be fished out.
The governor further advised the people to be vigilant and report strange faces to security agencies.
He called on the people of the state not to take laws into their hands as the incidence should be seen as a criminal act and not tribal.
The governor asked the state to give the police all the assistance they desire to apprehend these criminals.
Hon Ibi was abducted by kidnappers in his residence in Takum on December 30, 2017, and taken to unknown destination.
Sixteen days later, his corpse was discovered in the forest by a search team in Takum.