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Tiv/Jukun Crisis: Taraba/Benue Govt Set 10 Man Committee To Bring Permanent Peace




Taraba and Benue state governments have set up 10 man committee to bring to an end the communal crisis between Tiv and Jukuns at bolder area of the two states and bring lasting peace for development of the people.
The committee was set up following the communal crisis that engulfed the area in the past three weeks that killed over 15 persons, destroyed properties worth millions of Naira while thousands of people were displaced.
The 10 man committee which was constituted by the deputy governor of Taraba state, Engineer Haruna Manu and his counterpart from Benue State, Engineer Benson Abounu on Thursday, is charged with the responsibility of proffering solutions aimed at bringing lasting peace between the Tiv and the Jukun communities in the two States.
90 days was also given to the committee to identify the remote and immediate causes of the lingering crisis and to work out modalities for peaceful coexistence among the Tiv and Jukun communities at the border of the two States.
“Put in place an efficient framework for community and security collaboration to achieve peace and ensure effective reportage of all forms of criminality and expose criminal elements in both states to ensure appropriate prosecution of same.”
“Tour the affected areas to sensitize the people especially the youths on the need for peaceful coexistence, assess and determine the level of destruction and report same to the two States governors for their positive”
Taraba truth and facts  observed that the committee was also saddled with the responsibility of suggesting appropriate modalities for quick response to crisis situation to avoid devastating effects as well asked to recommend short and long term solution to the persistent communal clashes between the two tribes at the bolder communities.

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