“I am capable of handling the problem in Taraba and its not necessary for us to have a commission of inquiry.
“I know you love your people and I love my people too. On the issue of Chieftaincy, ours in Taraba is hereditary and we cannot abondon our culture because of laws and the constitution that is not working.
“I suspect that there is a conspiracy of silence among the Tiv in Taraba. They are not telling you and the Tor-Tiv the truth.
“I have Ten Wards in my local government and when I was appointing Commissioners, I gave a Tiv Woman a Commissioner. I was attacked by my people but I stood my ground.
“I employed 3000 teachers in Taraba and 400 of them are Tiv. Unless you want me to carry the whole State and give it to one ethnic group,” DDI said.