Minister of Information on Nasarawa Crisis
The Minister of Information, Mr. Labaran Maku says he is in no way connected with the Mayhem in Nasarawa State that claimed several lives. The Minister through his Press Secretary, Joseph Mutah in reaction to a Sunday Tribune report associating him with the violence in Nasarawa says it is shocking that the story was published without recourse to the available facts about the unfortunate incident.
The statement says either the Reporter did not understand the facts on ground or the story was deliberately planted to divert the attention of Nigerians and Security Agencies from the real story behind the blood-letting in Nasarawa State.
The statement described Mr. Maku as a peace loving man having served Nasarawa state in various capacities and calling on the people of the State particularly the Youths to refuse to be used as agents of destruction and to rise up against the increasing wave of violence by militia, mercenaries and cultists in the State.