Gov. Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa on Thursday, appealed to community and religious leaders to shun rumour peddling in order not to aggravate the crisis situation in the state.
Bindow made the appeal in a state-wide broadcast on recent attacks in various parts of the state.
He also urged the people to avoid taking laws in their hands but to allow government and security agencies to carry out their lawful duties.
While conveying his condolences over the recent bomb blast in Mubi, the governor said he was saddened by the unfortunate mayhem in Numan and Damsa Local Government Areas.
” I assure you that the state and Federal Governments will do all that is necessary to restore peace and security in the areas and throughout the state.
“It is in this regard that the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo visited us.
” I am committed to ensuring that law abiding citizens or residents of Adamawa are entitled to security regardless of his or her tribe, religion or political association,’’ Bindow said.
He said that the government had set up a high powered administrative panel to fish out and punish perpetrators of the recent killings.
According to him, the committee is also to proffer lasting solution to the crises.
He enjoined the people of the state to join the government in ensuring that the state remains peaceful and secured, adding that security was everybody’s business.