A 10 man delegation raised by Taraba Government to have an interface with stakeholders in Benue on how to find lasting solution to the perennial Tiv/Jukun crisis on Sunday said it has briefed the Tor Tiv, Prof James Ayatse, on the peace efforts initiated by Gov Darius Ishaku.
This is contained in a statement by the leader of the delegation Mr Teghtegh Adagba in Jalingo.
According to the statement, the delegation met with the Tor Tiv and other Benue stakeholders in Gboko where it briefed him on the peace template by the governor.
The statement further urged all those concerned to embrace the path of peace, which he said, would put an end to the recurrent clash between the two tribes.
“You may recall that on April 1, 2019, communal crisis erupted between Jukun and the Tiv people in Kente, Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba.
“Many lives were lost and properties destroyed in the crisis.
“Series of Peace Meetings were held in Wukari, Makurdi and Abuja to resolve the crisis, with little or no success.
“Consequently, the Taraba Government set up a 30-member Jukun/Tiv peace committee to resolve the lingering Jukun/Tiv crisis.
“The Committee came up with a communiqué which among other resolutions, included cessation of hostilities on both sides; dismantling of illegal road blocks; deployment of security personnel to affected areas for the return of the displaced persons.
“In furtherance to this peace process, Gov Ishaku’s 10 man delegation was sent to brief major stakeholders in Benue on the progress of the peace process.
“Accordingly, the delegation successfully briefed him on the peace process initiated by the governor.