Thursday, 20 August 2015

Group Raises The Alarm Over Security Along #Benue - #Taraba Boundary

The Tiv Cultural and Social Association (TCSA) in Taraba State has raised the alarm over the brewing security tension along the Benue-Taraba boundary.

Briefing journalists yesterday in Jalingo, the president of the association, Hon. James Nungwa called on the federal government and the government of Benue and Taraba states to collaborate and ensure a speedy end to this ugly trend.

It was learnt that some youths from Benue and Taraba states have engaged in kidnapping and killings of innocent people in the area, raising tension of imminent crisis.

Nungwa who said the association was shocked that despite commendable steps taken by Governor Darius Ishaku to bring peace back to the state, some elements are frustrating the efforts of government.

He tasked Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State to liaise with his Taraba State counterpart, Darius Ishaku and the federal government to end frequent clashes on the boundary of the two states.

“No right thinking man in Taraba State would want to take arms against anybody at this critical time that Governor Ishaku is doing his best to return peace back to the state and resettle internally displaced persons.

“We condemn the killings and abductions in Takum, and want to assure our Jukun brothers, Governor Ishaku and indeed the entire Tarabans that we shall go down the roots of the matter with a view to assisting government in finding lasting solution to the problem.

“It is important that the federal government intervenes in this situation and there should be a synergy between the two states and the Federal government in a bid to end this ugly trend quickly, now that the situation has not gone out of control”, he said.

Nungwa further commiserated with the victims of attacks and adoptions in the area, and urged the people to remain calm as efforts are under way to ensure the return of peace in the area.

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