“No Tiv man is marginalised in Taraba’




Taraba Governor Darius Ishaku

An elder statesman, Chief John Mamman Monday said that no tiv man in Taraba state is marginalised.

Mamman, who stated this in Jalingo during an exclusive interview with Blueprint, said those who talk about marginalisation are disgruntle elements who want to use that to cause confusion in the state.

“As far as I am concerned, no tribe is been marginalised in Taraba. Every tribe is given equal shared of the state resources.”

“Like here in Taraba, the former commissioner of environment is a Tiv person, the Clark of the state house of assembly is a tiv person.

“So how on earth would Tiv people alleged that they are been marginalised” he said

He explained that the Tiv people in Taraba state must do away with the allegations of marginalization and join hands with the people of the state to fight their common enemies that want to take over their lands.

“It is a shameful thing that the Jukuns and the Tiv who are supposed to work as a team are busy killing each other” he noted.

He maintained that since the crisis between the Tiv and the Jukuns erupted, governor Darius Ishaku and his Benue state counterpart, governor Samuel Ortom have done all what is required to broker  peace between the warring parties.

He stressed that the Tiv people and the Jukuns at this critical moment must come together and live as one.

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