Benue, Taraba set up peace c’ttee over incessant crises

Posted: May 16, 2014 in Uncategorized
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The Benue and Taraba State governments have set up a seven-man committee at Kashimbila, Taraba State to bring the recurring crisis between Fulani, Tiv and Jukun which have claimed several lives and property worth million of naira in Taraba State to an end.


The committee which is headed by Aminu Umaru has among others to ensure the return of those displaced and ensure that there are no fresh crisis in the area, stressing that it has two months to submit its findings.


Garba Umar


Speaking at the occasion, Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue state expressed worry over the death toll as well as the level of destruction and urged the people to refrain from further crisis as they don’t stand to benefit anything from doing so.


He urged traditional rulers from the two states, particularly those from Takum and Kwande to persuade their people from making further trouble, warning that they would arrested if further crisis erupts in the area.


Gov. Gabriel Suswam


The governor also said his government and that of his counterpart from Taraba would receive the report on Gbishi and Gawa communities, where crisis had rocked in the past next week, saying the delay in receiving it was caused by the exigencies of office.


He also disclosed that a joint security patrol, involving the army and the police from both states would be put in place to check the recurrence of further crisis and urged members of the public to respond positively towards them.


Speaking earlier, the acting governor of Taraba state, Unar Garba disclosed that the warring parties, through the intervention of stakeholders have resolved to unconditionally forgive themselves, stressing that a committee has been put in place to verify the number of missing cows and properties destroyed.

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