ByTundeOLowu Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura has disclosed that the names of all those involved in one ethnic clash or another in the state will be made known to members of the public.
Making this known at a stakeholders meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC ,held in Lafia, Governor Almakura said this became necessary as the state had commenced the gradual implementation of the government white paper on the recommendations of the report of the commission of inquiry set up to look into recent ethnic clashes in certain parts of the state which left so many dead and several others rendered homeless.
The governor stated that the government was studying the report and recommendations of the commission of inquiry with a view to sending warning signals to those who are interested in causing trouble that will lead to loss of lives and destruction of property in the land.
While sympathizing with families who lost their loved ones in recent ethnic clashes in Egon, he said crimes and criminality has no place any longer in Nasarawa state.
‘These wicked people we intend to publish their names had commited heinous crimes against humanity by killing innocent people of the state ,so no matter who they are ,what they call themselves in our midst, once they are indicted they need be shown to the whole populace that they are our enemies”, he added.
Governor Almakura stressed that it had become incumbent on the part of the present administration to continue to protect lives and property.
He charged the people to continue to live together in peace with one another.
Governor Almakura told party members at the meeting that the forum was meant to discuss modalities for the election of its officers.
He appealed to participants to offer useful suggestions on how the APC would elect its executives in the coming elections without any rancour.