By Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja

The Governor of Taraba State,  Darius Ishaku has assured that he would do whatever it takes to stop killings in the state.

The governor who disclosed this at the weekend through his Chief Press Secretary, Dan Bala Abu, stressed that the reason for his second term bid was to consolidate on the achievements recorded in the past three and a half years.

He added that the confidence reposed in him by the state chapter of the party, is a debt he would repay by providing qualitative governance, if he is elected in the 2019 general elections.

Ishaku, said though security is primarily the exclusive preserve of the federal government, he added that he recently appointed a good number of traditional rulers to oversee peaceful co-existence of the diverse ethnic nationalities in their respective domains.

According to him, “You will recall that the governor while submitting his nomination forms recently, promised to compliment the effort of government in tackling the security challenges in Taraba State. He has appointed some traditional leaders and charged them to report suspected criminals to constituted authorities.

“The killings must stop and whatever the governor can do in this regard; he won’t hesitate. He has been preaching peace, without which the development we all crave will be elusive.”

Ishaku stressed that for a state that prides itself as “Nature’s gift to the nation,” the tourism potentials in the state as well as its fertile arable lands would be put into good use to boost the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).

He urged party leaders, members, supporters and people of the state to rally round him.