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Bauchi Govt Warns Against Plot to Destabilise State

| June 28, 2013 More

The Bauchi State Government Wednesday disclosed that it had uncovered a plot by some agents to discredit the Governor Isa Yuguda-led government and cause anarchy in the state.

It further stated that it had equally uncovered the masterminds of the plot and would swoop into action against them as soon as it had got complete details of the plot and the collaborators.

A statement issued in Lagos by Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Mr. Ishola Adeyemi, said the state government was on top of the situation and was collaborating with the security agencies and patriotic and loyal members of the public to bring the situation under control.

Parts of the statement read: “The Bauchi State Government has uncovered a plot by some misguided and anti-progress elements to plunge the state into a crisis, using agents of destruction within and outside the state to cause disharmony and disaffection among the people of the state towards discrediting and destabilising the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led administration of Yuguda.

“It has also been discovered that the brains behind this evil plot against the government and good people state have recruited and engaged malleable newspaper columnists, hack-writers, propaganda merchants and rumour vendors to spread rumour, raise false alarm and publish deliberate misinformation about the state and the chief executive with a view to imposing hate, fear and terror, thereby scaring citizens, residents, visitors and genuine investors from engaging in peaceful, productive and legitimate business in the state.

“The government is pleased however to inform the good and peace-loving people of the state that it is adequately on top of the situation, courtesy of our competent and security officers collaborating with patriotic and loyal members of the public.”

To this end, government is in possession of closely-guarded documents detailing the sponsors, sources, and strategies of the plotters, including their collaborators within the state.”

The government said it was still studying the details of the plot and disclosed that its investigations so far had revealed the involvement of ‘three wealthy, highly-placed and influential persons.’

“These three arrowheads of the plot have held clandestine meetings in some capital cities within and outside the country, especially in the high-brow districts of Maitama and Asokoro in Abuja where no less than five meetings have taken place with some top politicians, opposition figures and media persons in attendance. None of the meetings in Abuja lasted less than four hours,” it added.

It explained that the statement had become imperative to alert unsuspecting members of the public, particularly the peace-loving people of the state, of the plot and to assure them that government had taken appropriate measures to foil it.

It, nevertheless, asked the media to avoid being used by the plotters to perfect their intention, warning that “just as we employ this medium to give further assurance that while our doors will continue to be open to the media at all times, we will not hesitate to take appropriate legal and legitimate measures wherever and whenever there are threats to the public image of the government and people of Bauchi State.”

Category: Bauchi State News

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