Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State has accused some politicians of providing support for the perpetrators of reoccurring crises in the North Central state.
Speaking during an interview on Channels Television on Friday night, the governor stated that some politicians in the state have questions to answer over recurring Plateau crises.
Governor Mutfwang added that sponsors of the crises have continued to make unguarded statements that incite the crises and begin to make the people distrust themselves.
He said: “Unfortunately, there have been links that suggest that some of our politicians would have questions to answer about some of these insurgencies because they have been generously linked with some of the perpetrators of the crisis.
“The purveyors of these insurgencies continue to make such statements – unguarded statements that incite these criminalities and begin to make our people distrust themselves.”
Mutfwang disclosed that his administration is doing its best to tackle insecurity in the state, noting that his government has been able to contain the escalation of religious and tribal crises.
He added: “We have been able to deploy all kinetic and non-kinetic solutions to the security challenge.
“What we have discovered is that while there are external forces that are bent on destabilising Plateau, we also need to do a lot to reassure the citizenry that we are going to be a government of equity, and justice that believes in inclusivity.
“Let me say it emphatically for the whole world to hear and know that there is no ethnic nationality in Plateau fighting another ethnic nationality.
“What we have had is shared criminality, what we have had is genocide, and what we have had are external elements brought in to be able to unleash terror on our people.
“These are elements we describe as miscreants and people who lack honour. We will continue to go after them, we will track and make sure that they do not become a nuisance to our people.”