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TARABA NEWS: CAN, MCN caution Youths not to take sides in ongoing political tussle

LEGISREPORTS NG – Piqued by the ongoing political tussle in Taraba state, the leadership of the Muslim Council  of Nigeria {MCN} and the Christian Association of Nigeria {CAN} have admonished Youths in the state not to allow themselves to be use by persons or groups to achieve their selfish objectives.


More to that, the need for religious preachers to eschew sentiments and hold tenaciously to the tenets of their various religions, they opined can no longer be overemphasized.


in a communiqué which was jointly signed by the state chairman of the MCN, Alhaji Inuwa Usman Mafindi and his counterpart in CAN, Rev. Dr. Ben B. Ubeh, both religious bodies emphasized the need for the leadership of CAN and MCN at the local government levels to always endeavour to “educate their people on the importance of peace, unity and tolerance.”


The two organizations also observed with dismay the way some persons and groups are trying to use religion and sectional interest to promote division among Tarabans to distract the peaceful co-existence “that we have being enjoying in the state.”


The abuse of social media such as facebook, twitter, Youtube, they also observed “have become disastrous to our society” hence the need to eschew such acts.


The ongoing crisis which has factionalized the state House of Assembly into two, as noticed by our reporter has continue to degenerate as security operatives now keep twenty four hours surveillance in the state.


Also observed by LEGISREPORTS is the constant air surveillance that is presently going on in the airspace of the state for fear of possible outbreak of law and order as the state is noticed to be tension-soaked.


In a closed door meeting which lasted for several hours at the state secretariat of the Muslim Council located along presidential lodge as noticed by LEGISREPORTS was well attended by the executives of the two bodies.


The leaders stressed the need for the people to desist from rumour mongering as it has become a “serious threat to our unity and stability in the state” Tarabans, they solicited should disregard “any information that they are not sure of and is inciting.”



The communiqué added that “CAN and MCN strongly advise the good people of Taraba state to shun rumour mongering and always disregard unconfirmed rumour.”


The ongoing crisis which is at the verge of forming two parallel government as observed by our reporter recently compelled all the security chiefs to shun security meeting earlier organized by the Acting Governor, Alhaji Garba Umar.


The bodies vowed never to sit down “and allow some people or groups for their selfish interest to use religion to destroy the peace and stability of our state.” Hence the need for the people especially the youth to avoid acts capable of stirring dust in the state.




This report was prepared by our reporter in Jalingo.


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