Taraba: Zing LG chairman resigns over threat to life

Chairman Caretaker Committee of Zing Local Government area of Taraba State Alhaji Haruna Konko has resigned from his position.
 Addressing a press conference in Jalingo on Tuesday night, Konko said he resigned over constant intimidation by some people in the area who he said are threatening the peace without intervention from the state government or security agents.
 He said he was forced to flee from his house and relocate his family out of Zing following the constant harassment.
 "The youths are taking the laws into their hands, threatening everybody while the Police cannot arrest those suspected to be behind the social vices," he said. 
 He said that he had written several security reports but to no avail as his life has continued to be under constant threat. 
 Konko cited example with the case of the election to fill the vacant seat of the late Kpanti during which, according to him, the police had to whisk him out of the venue to save him from irate youths. 
 He said he had resigned in the interest of his family and the good people of Zing 
Local Government area.

- Daily Trust

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