Tiv/Jukun crisis: Ishaku tells fleeing communities to return home

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Ben Adaji Jalingo

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba state has called on the people of Chonku village who had fled their homes to Wukari town in the wake of the Tiv/Jukun crisis to return back to their homes.

Iskaku made the call at the foundation laying ceremony of the Military and police base at Chonku village, a border between Benue and Taraba on Thursday.

The Governor disclosed that the security base will provide security to the village which shares a common border with Benue state.

He said it was very unfortunate that the two border communities fought themselves instead of living in peace.

“I want to appeal to the people of Chonku who relocated to Wukari town as a result of the crisis to come back and resume their normal activities as peace has returned to the area,” he said.

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Gov. Ishaku stressed that his administration is doing its best to address insecurity and communal crisis in the state.

He assured the community that adequate security will be provided to them by the military and the police to enable them to go about their normal activities without fear of attack.

“Both Taraba and Benue states need peace and the people should be encouraged to co-exist peacefully,” Ishaku said.

The Nation recalls that Chonku village located at the boundary between Taraba and Benue states was sacked during the Tiv/Jukun crisis and the entire people ran to Wukari town for their safety.

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Tiv/Jukun crisis: Ishaku tells fleeing communities to return home

Credit: thenationonlineng.net

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