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Tiv/Jukun crisis: Gov. Ishaku urges warring factions to sheathe swords

 

By Our Reporter

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba has expressed concern over incessant communal conflicts between Jukun and Tiv   communities  of Wukari southern parts of the state , urging  the warring factions to sheathe their sword for peace to reign.

This followed continued crisis been recorded in the last few days between Tiv and Jukun tribes  particularly at the border villages.

 

Gov Ishaku in a statement by Bala Dan Abu,  a Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity in Jalingo, said that  the governor  was greatly saddened by the news of the unfortunate renewed violent clashes between Jukuns and their Tiv neighbours in Kente and Rafinkada which occurred on Friday.

“This latest crisis, like the ones before, resulted in the loss of innocent lives and the destruction of valuable properties.

 

“The Jukuns and the Tiv living in the border communities have every reason to live together in peace, they are both farmers struggling to earn living mainly from the produce from their farms,” it stated.

 

The statement quoted Ishaku as appealing to leaders of the communities to play their part by prevailing on their people to drop their weapons to ensure that peace is sustained.

Similarly, according to the statement, Ishaku also condemned the attacks and killings in some farming communities of  Ardo Kola and Jalingo LGAs of the state.

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