This just as he assured citizens of the state of government’s resolve to ensure peace and order in all parts of the state.
Alhaji Garba, who made these statements yesterday at Government House, Jalingo during a stakeholders’ meeting on peace and security, decried the use of violence as a means of self expression, as some are doing presently.
The acting governor while justifying the essence of the meeting, recalled the senseless violence, first in Ibi and, a few days ago, in Wukari local government area which led to high death tolls and the destruction of private and public properties.
According to the acting governor, the meeting with the religious leaders of Christian and Islamic faiths, local government chairmen and traditional rulers was to find possible ways to nip the trend in the bud and to ensure that the unfortunate development was halted, saying: “It must not extend to the third local government.”
He stressed that no religion condones killing, and therefore all those who kill in the name of religion were working for the devil.
He further noted that lack of job opportunities for the teeming youths was a contributory factor to the occurrence of violence adding that machineries had been put in place to generate job opportunities in the state this year.