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Gov Ishaku seeks FG’s support to halt foreign ‘invasion’

Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku has sought the assistance of the Federal Government in containing the invasions of Cameroonian attackers.

Speaking with newsmen after his meeting with President Buhari in Abuja, the Governor explained that 11 people, including the chief of Manga, a small border town, were killed by the assailants in their latest invasion.

He appealed to the Federal Government to establish a naval base and immigration posts in the state to secure and monitor movements of people between Nigeria and Cameroon.

The Governor said he also sought assistance for more funds, through CBN loans, to boost rain-fed and dry season farming in especially rice, which could empower over 20,000 youngsters.

Similarly, Governor Ishaku sought the intervention of the Federal Government in obtaining a long-term loan from Czech Republic, and in retrieving the 2,000 tractors ordered, but got stuck in that country for over 2 years now.

He said he needed to build a lot of canals to direct water during dry season from Rivers Taraba, Donga, and Gongola to farms.

Governor Ishaku stressed that Taraba State had arable land for growing soya beans, Beni seed, avocado, cassava, cocoa, palm trees, rubber and all tropical trees, including coffee and tea, hence the need to seek help.

Reporting by Abdullah Bello; editing by Adeniyi Bakare