Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa state has promised to prosecute those already fingered in the communal crisis that left hundreds dead and thousands displaced from their homes in 2014.
The governor disclosed this while addressing journalists after the second phase of his tour to the resettlement centres in Gidan Gambo, Fadama Bauna, Arikya and Ugah in Nasarawa north senatorial district.
Mr Al-makura had earlier issued a warning to politicians when he visited communities in the southern zone, but the level of destruction witnessed in Fadama Bauna and Gidan Gambo left the governor no choice than to go tough on offenders.
He assured the communities of adequate security protection, emphasizing the need to hold those responsible for the crisis in other to serve as deterrent to those who thrive in state of violence.
“Insurgents operating among the warring tribes of Nasarawa state get mobilisation fee of N3,000 naira to rain terror across communities in the state.”
Commanding officer of the 177 guards brigade, Keffi, Colonel Musa Ibrahim, revealed the intelligence report when he led the governor of Nasarawa state and other security agencies through 13 communities affected in the on-going killings in the state.
In recent times, rural communities of Adogi, Ashangwa, Gidan Gambo and Assakio, all along the lafia shendam road have been attacked by militia forces.
During an impact assessment by Governor Al-makura, Colonel Ibrahim while filling in the governor on the strategies adopted by the insurgents, also noted that looting, killing and rape had also been employed by the assailants in their destruction and vendetta.
Governor Al-makura who arrived Assakio through several villages that had been burnt to the ground in company of security agents.
The impact assessment tour saw the governor and his team move through rural path used by the insurgents to cross from Assakio to Obi where communities like Sabo Gida, Lega-Obi, Tudun Adabu and Daddere were also troubled.
Mister Al-makura proffered the solution of rationalized security structure to protect affected communities.
One of the concerns raised was the near security absence in some of the communities which the governor admitted, that there was inadequate personnel to provide security services round the clock.