Senator Yusul Abubakar Yusul, representing Taraba Central senatorial district, yesterday accused his colleague, Emmanuel Bwacha of peddling false rumour over reported influx of Boko Haram extremists disguising as Fulani herdsmen into the state.
Senator Emmanuel Bwacha had told the Senate last week of influx of Boko Haram extremists into Taraba State, disguising themselves as Fulani herdsmen and called on the Senate to direct the security operatives to be on guard and arrest such extremists to avoid any attack on innocent people of the state.
In a twist, Senator Yusul told the Senate in session yesterday that the presentation of Senator Bwacha was not only misleading but a deliberate attempt to create tension in the state and, should be advised to desist from such false alarm.
Senator Yusul told the Senate that he had met with both the State Commissioner of Police and the State Security Services as well as the people of the state who confirmed to him that nothing of such had taken place.
His words: “Last week my colleague and younger brother, Senator Bwacha raised an issues regarding Influx of people into Taraba State, disguised as fulani headsmen, this has created fear in the state. I want to state here that such a thing did not happen.
“I have met with the state commissioner of police and the SSS and they have said nothing of such happened. I want to put it before the Senate to advise senator Bwacha to be mindful of what we say.
“He asked that the security operatives be investigated, but I want to state here that such did not happen. I have met and discussed with my people and I want to equally place on records that my Colleague and younger brother did not get his facts correct.
“This has created unnecessary tension in the state and I wish we disregard it and Bwacha be advised against raising false alarm”, he declared.

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