What Government supposed to know now is the cause of insecurity in Toto LGA and their sponsors.

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, who doubles as the Chairman of the North Central Governors Forum

What Government supposed to know now is the cause of insecurity in Toto LGA and their sponsors.

…..Exposing Trouble Makers In Toto LGA, Nasarawa State.

Idris Ahmed Toto.

A group, Association for Peace, Economic and Political Development, (APEPD), Toto Local Government chapter, wish to disabuse the minds of Nigerians over the incoherent statements by a misguided Bassa Kwomu elements, which call itself, “Coalition of Concerned Citizens of Toto Local Government area”

In their foolery and senselessness called on the Federal Government and  Governor of Nasarawa State to arrest prominent persons in Toto Local Government area, including the revered Royal Highness, Ohimegye Opanda, Alhaji Usman Abdullahi and Honourable Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, former Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly as was done in 1986 during the Plateau state when injustice prevailed.

The Paramount Ruler of Egbira people in Nasarawa State, the Ohimegye Opanda, Umaisha. HRH Alhaji Usman Abdullahi
The Paramount Ruler of Egbira people in Nasarawa State, the Ohimegye Opanda, Umaisha. HRH Alhaji Usman Abdullahi

They also confessed to the atrocities of heir terrorist leader, Mr Samson Daudu of masterminding and leading the infamous rebellion against their peaceful, innocent and hospitable Egbira hosts at Kanyehu, Uttu, Bakete, Kuwa, Kolo Zono and Katakpa, where they wantonly unleashed unpardonable terror by killing prominent Egbira leaders, and burnt their properties, with the sole aim of taking over the land for a Bassa hegemony.

They are still believing that it is the era of the Government of Plateau then that handled the matter with trivialities which emboldened them (Bassa Kwomu), propelled by a non indigene, Mr David Tukura and his hatchet man, Samson Daudu, to unleash more mayhem on the Egbiras by conquering more territories with the use of force, killing, maiming and wanton destruction of properties.

Prominent Egbiras whose relations were killed were arrested and detained for several years without trial, while Bassa attackers as well as their sponsors were left untouched and given licence to determine who should be arrested.

The situation became so horrible that Egbira person, man or woman, became alienated and even the commercial and social activities they are known for collapsed, while the booming businesses shifted to Abaji in FCT till date.

Bassa Kwomu even hired mercenary from outside the state to help them conquer the Egbira land, but failed

What Government supposed to know now is the cause of insecurity in Toto LGA and their sponsors.

Former Speaker Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi
Former Speaker Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi

Daniel Tukura is the father of the present Aguma of Bassa Komu , Dr David Wodi Tukura, who was alleged to have been sacked as an Education Officer from the then Benue State, over similar acts of insubordination and creating unnecessary crisis among communities in Bassa Local Government area.

After crossing river from Benue state to the then Plateau state in the build up to 1979 second Republic election, Bassa Komu people, whom the ticket was zoned to adopted Daniel Tukura as National Party of Nigeria (NPN) candidate for the, Plateau House of Assembly which he won for the Umaisha/Ugya State constituency.

Daniel Tukura who has no definite village of domicile in Nasarawa State is now claiming Rakpami in Toto District of Toto/Gadabuke state constituency.

He is now the leader pf all the.Bassas in Nasarawa State pushing them to claim what do not belong to them.

Gov Sule fumes over Bassa Kwomu gunmen attack on Toto community.

Samson Daudu from Kanyehu, an ancient popular Egbira town, in Umaisha district, known for his stiff opposition to the Egbira ownership of the land, hosted the alien Daniel Tukura to have a base for the 1979 House of Assembly election and after the victory the started plotting how to legitimize a false claim through the Plateau state House of Assembly and government circles by pushing motions inimical to the unity, peace and development of the Egbira land.

Hos connections to the former FCT Ministers, especially Lt. Gen Jeremiah Oseni and Abdullahi Adamu then acting Minister of Works made him the Chairman of Toto Local Government, on the platform of the defunct United Nigeria Congress Party ( UNCP) of Abacha fame.

Daudu’s rule as the LGC Chairman became a nightmare for other ethnic groups as Bassa Kwomu assumed ownership of the entire local government with impunity being order of the day.

Bassas mounted roadblocks, kidnapped Egbiras and killed them, while some narrowly escaped, example of which are Abubakar Sadik, who won the Shege ward Councillorship election was hijacked at a roadblock mounted by Bassas at Ugya and murdered.

Toto LGC Chairman, Tashas charges newly turbaned Shege Village head to be father of all

While a renown Egbira Journalist Idris Ahmed from Toto on official duty was arrested the Bassas, but narrowly escaped as mob descended on him, just as several other Egbiras were killed by the uniformed Bassa militia.

Infact, the Bassas prevented the Ohimegye from travelling to the state capital,Lafia as they mounted roadblocks for him under the watch of Samson Daudu as the Executive Chairman of the Toto Local Government Council.

Toto LGC Executive Chairman, Hon Aliyu Abdullahi Tashas
Toto LGC Executive Chairman, Hon Aliyu Abdullahi Tashas

The Association for Peace Economic and Political Development commend government’s efforts towards ensuring peace and encouraging reconciliation in Toto Local Government area and the entire state.

We urge the Nasarawa State Government to encourage the Bassas to embrace peace and accept the realities of history as the era of conquest of territories and annexation is since over.

Bassas should be made to understand that the era of conquest or territorial expansion has changed to competitive development for human progress

 

 

 

 

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