– Gov. Darius Ishaku has called for peace between the Jukuns and the Tivs in Taraba state
– This comes after the clash between the ethnic groups on Friday in Kente and Rafinkada
The Taraba state Governor, Darius Ishaku in a latest statement has disclosed his sadness at the reports of the violent clash between the Jukuns and the Tivs in the state on Friday.
According to the reports, there was an unfortunate violent clash between the two ethnic groups yesterday in Kente and Rafinkada.
Gov. Darius Ishaku in a statement via his Senior Special Assistant, Bala Dan Abu stated that the latest clash between the two ethnic groups like the one in the past resulted to loss of lives of innocent souls as well as destruction of properties.
The Governor went ahead to call for peace between the two groups, he urged the residents of the two communities to deliberately seek and promote peace between themselves.
Below is an extract of the statement released by Gov. Darius Ishaku,
“The Jukuns and the Tiv living in the border communities have every reason to live together in peace. They are both farmers struggling to erk a living mainly from the produce from their farms. Peace between the two groups is essential for this to be sustained for their mutual benefit.
“It is, therefore, crucial for residents of these communities to deliberately seek and promote peace between themselves.”
The Taraba state Governor in his statement however, made it known that security agencies have been given directives to move to the scenes of the crisis located in Kente and Rafinkada.
This is not the first time a clash between the Jukuns and the Tivs will be happening.