The National Catholic Diocesan Priests Association (NCDPA), Jalingo Diocese in Taraba State has blamed Governor Darius Ishaku for not doing enough to curb the crisis in the state.
Addressing a press conference in Jalingo on Wednesday, Chairman of the association, Rev. Fr. Ephraim Sani, bemoaned the killing of women, children and other defenseless people in the state.
“It is unfortunate that even the rules of engagement in wars are no longer observed. Consequently, innocent children and defenceless women are today targets of murderous acts.
“The Taraba State government under Darius Ishaku, with the support of the Federal Government should invest more time and resources in the security of the State.
“As the chief security officer of the state we appeal to his good conscience and his paternal responsibility to constantly visit and ensure that adequate security personnel are deployed in the affected areas.
“In truth we believe that not much has been done and there is a feeling of abandonment of the common people by government.
“We must ask ourselves very pertinent questions. Is Taraba State government comfortable with the incessant and continuous crisis in the State?
“Are we comfortable with the image of IDPs moving or running helter-skelter within the state during these clashes.
“Does it not disturb us that human lives are destroyed and trampled upon?” he said.