By Umar Yusuf
YOLA—Governor Mohammed Jibrilla of Adamawa State, yesterday, assured the Igbo community in the state of their safety.
He gave the assurance against the backdrop of clashes between security operatives and members of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in Abia and Rivers states.
Governor Jibrilla, who spoke when he received the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minster of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, who paid him a courtesy call in his office, said: “We will like to assure Igbo residents in the state of their safety, despite the growing tension in parts of the South-East states.’’
The Attorney General was in Adamawa State for the Attorney-General and State Commissioners of Justice summit holding in Yola, the state capital.
Minister of Justice, Mohammed Malami, had called on the state governors to join efforts with the Federal Government to eradicate hate speech.
Elated, Governor Jibrila thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for the restoration of peace in the North-East.
He said if there was no peace in the North East, the Attorney Generals’ summit will not be holding in Yola.
The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Ahmed Sajoh, told journalists, moment after the meeting, that security will be beefed up based on alleged planned attacks by some miscreants.
In his remarks, Malami observed that the existence of the nation was under threat, noting that without the collaboration of the governments at all levels, the nation was sitting on a time bomb.
He commended Governor Jibrilla’s administration for the physical transformation of the state, in line with the All Progressives Congress, APC, manifesto.
The Justice Minister urged the party’s leadership in the state to give Governor Jibrila a choice of first refusal ahead of 2019 general election.