By Justin Tyopuusu, Jalingo.
The senator representing Taraba Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Yusuf Abubakar has called on parties in the renewed communal crisis in Gassol Local Government Area of the State to eschew violence and embrace peace.
Senator Yusuf who made the call on Thursday in a statement personally signed by him and made available to journalists in Jalingo condemned the resurgence of bloodshed between herdsmen and farmers in the area which began on Saturday.
It could be recalled that crisis between herdsmen and farmers in the State ended barely a year ago as a result of the efforts of Governor Ishaku’s led administration to bring lasting peace in the State.
Yusuf who described the resurgence of hostilities in the area as a dark spot in the history of Socio -Cultural togetherness of the people of the zone, appealed to stakeholders to quickly address the issue to stop bloodshed and wanton destruction of property.
“We have to live together and develop our communities together as a people for a brighter future.
“In this regard, it is pertinent that all stakeholders in the Nigerian project put more efforts that will ensure peaceful coexistence among all communities across the country,” he said.
Yusuf decried the situation in which the carnage which began in Sabon-Gida ward in the town of Danacha town was later spread to other villages in the the local government leading to loss of many lives.
He reminded the people especially the warring factions that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration with its change mantra, did not hold any fertile ground for chaos and disrespect for human lives and properties, calling on all to embrace peace for the development of the country.
The lawmaker called on security agencies to be more alert in sourcing for relevant information about simmering issues likely to bring about any breach of peace in any community in the country.
He called on government at all levels, private organisations, Non governmental organisations and individuals to come to the aid of the Internally Displaced Persons in the area.