The Senator representing Taraba Central, Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf, has denied reports of an influx of suspected members of Boko Haram terror group in the state.
The denial follows initial reports by fellow Emmanuel Bwacha suggesting the suspected members of the murderous group had been transported from the Sambisa forest in Borno State to wreck havoc in Taraba.
Yusuf said he called the Director of State Security Service (SSS) and Police Commissioner in the state, who informed him such reports were not true.
“The reports of an influx of suspected Boko Haram members being transported to Taraba State are not true,” Yusuf said on Thursday through point of order at the floor of the Senate.
He spoke during plenary.
He raised concern the statement credited to Bwacha had created fear in the minds of the people in the state.
Yusf thus urged Bwacha to always investigate such reports before raising them in the floor of the Senate.
The Boko Haram sect is a source of fear in Nigeria and neighbouring countries where it has killed some 20 000 people and displaced more than 2 million.