Herdsmen have displaced 4,000 eligible voters in Taraba, lawmaker alleges.
Majority Leader of the Taraba State House of Assembly, Joseph Albasu Kunini, yesterday declared that herdsmen’s violence has displaced over 4, 000 eligible voters in Taraba State.
He said the violence has left many persons homeless, even as over 20 villages have been completely destroyed.
According to him, the displacement has caused many victims to lose their Permanent Voters Card (PVCs).
Kunini, who represents the affected constituency, regretted the current deplorable security situation in the state, which has led to the loss of many lives and wanton destruction of property.
He urged the Federal Government to urgently put measures in place to curb the activities of herders in the state.
He also called for the immediate decentralization of the police force to ensure proper controlling of remote communities.
The lawmaker canvassed the establishment of state police to remove the burden of insecurity in the country
“It is very sad that thousands of my constituents who have been displaced may not be able to vote in the next general election. Most of them lost their PVCs along with all their belongings when grazers burned down their homes.”
“We are making a case to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to explore the possibility of giving them new PVCs,” he said.