Nasarawa State Gov Calls For Peace Between Benue and Taraba States

By Dahiru Hassan- Lafia

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has appeal to Stakeholders from Benue and Taraba States to use their leadership position towards finding lasting solutions to the lingering crisis between the two states for sustainable peace and Unity.

The governor made the plea while hosting a mediation meeting Between the two states held at the government house lafia the state capital.

Addressing the representatives of the two states during the mediation meeting, governor Abdullahi Sule said stakeholders have critical role to play towards bringing to an end the lingering crisis between Tiv and jukun of the border communities.

While calling On them to take the two states as their homes, governor Sule expressed worry that while the whole World is battling with COVID -19 but innocent Citizens are being killed and properties worth millions of Naira were destroyed.

He advised them to buried their differences and to put sentment aside during meeting to bring to an end lasting solutions to the lingering crisis between the two states.

At the end of the meeting communique was issued with resolutions that governors of the two states should meet with traditional rulers in their prompt line communities to sensitize them on the need to live in peace and to ensure the return of displace persons to thier various homes,

The two governors also are encouraged to meet as a matter of urgency within one month as the arrangement will be facilitated by the Nasarawa State governor as presented by Taraba state Deputy governor Haruna Manu.

It would be recalled that communal conflict betweent tiv of Benue and Taraba States lingered for quite some time now that led to lost of lives and properties.

Radio Nigeria correspondent reports report that, the peace meeting had in attendance Deputy governors of the two states, Security Chiefs stakeholders and traditional rulers.

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