The Taraba state commissioner of information, Simon Dogari, on Friday alleged that the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state was behind the crisis that erupted in Jalingo after the declaration of governorship and state House of Assembly elections that claimed over 20 lives.
Dogari, who stated this in Jalingo during a press briefing, said the main opposition group embarked on the unfortunate mission of organizing armed youths to confront people who came out in their numbers to celebrate PDP’s victory.
He noted that the most unfortunate and dangerous dimension to this campaign was the religious colour their group tried to assign to the crisis.
“It is disheartening that a man who is aspiring to a high position of leadership of the state will resort to religious bigotry to achieve his ambition.
“We thank God and peopl for refusing to cooperate with him to cause more tension and damage to lives and properties,” he said.
He informed that peace has gradually returned to Jalingo.
He maintained that governor Ishaku deeply appreciates the contribution of all the good people of the state in achieving peace.
According to him, “the governor would ensure that all law abiding people will be protected in order to go about their lawful activities without molestation.”