Tiv, Julian killings: Peace committee commence sittings


By our Taraba correspondent

At last, the 30 man committee assigned with the responsibility of ascertaining the remote and immediate causes of the Tiv /Jukun upheavals in Taraba state which have led to killings and dealing of valuables, have commenced sitting.

The committee who had also been mandated to fashion out ways of putting permanent end to the killings which have not also Led to massive displacement of persons, some of who have relocated to nearby states and councils have commenced their assignment in Wukari local government council of the state.

The 30 man committee which have 15 members each from the two warring ethnic groups as observed by the Guardian, was recently constituted by the State governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku, through his deputy Engineer Haruna Manu.

The members who converged at the palace of the chairman, Taraba tradition council of Chief, Dr. Shakarau Angyu , reiterated their determinations to work tirelessly round the clock to put to rest the killings which have retard growth in the area.

Led by Barrister Danjuma Adamu, the committee vowed not to go to bed pending when the much desired peace between the two communities is Fina restore .

Elated by the development, the chairman council of Chief who also doubles as the Aku -Uka of Wukari, thumb up the state government for the efforts be put in place to ensure that both the Tiv and the Jukun sees themselves as a group who cannot exist without each other.

He admonished parents and guardians to endeavour to tread extra legitimate miles on the need to caution their children and wards to eschew acts capable of truncating the ongoing peace process stating that ,peace is non negotiable.

On his , part the chairman caretaker committee of wukari , Adi Daniel, whose council as observed by Naija247news ,was the worse affected by the crisis, promised to give the committee all the needed backings that would enable them restore peace in the areas

In their contributions, both the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN ) and the Muslim Council of Nigeria (MCN) as well security operatives, expressed their readiness to key into the mandate of the committee for the return of peace in the area.

The committee who have been given seven day to report it findings to the leadership of the state , also met with with various youths and women organization in the said council with the view to broker peace in the area.

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