In an effort to find lasting and enduring peace in crisis stricken areas of Central and Southern Taraba, the State Governor, Arch. Darius Dickson Ishaku initiated a peace meeting with Communities leaders of the affected areas.
Speaking to Journalists in an interview shortly after the meeting which lasted for several hours, the Deputy Governor, Engr. Haruna Manu, who Chaired the meeting, revealed that, the aim was to find lasting peace in the affected areas so that it does not spread to other parts of the State.
Haruna Manu maintained that, peace plays a vital and critical role in the development of every society, hence the need to meet with the leaders of the affected communities which include, the Fulanis, the Jukuns, Tivs, Kuteb and members of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, Taraba State branch, towards achieving peace in the affected areas.
He disclosed that, a Committee would be set up to examine the cause of the crisis and to proffer solutions to Government that would help prevent future occurrence and to promote harmonious coexistence in the affected Communities of the State.
The Deputy Governor expressed satisfaction with the deliberations, saying that, all the leaders of the various communities made cogent contributions and have all agreed to work together for peace with a common objective that, Taraba belongs to us all and there must be collective will from all to guide and protect it.
Haruna Manu further revealed that, the meeting discovered that there was external influence and unanimously resolved to exposed those fueling the crisis, calling on the affected communities to learn to be patient with one another and avoid taking laws into their hands.
He maintained that, in an event of any misunderstanding, the Security Agencies should be informed appropriately so that such incident does not get out of hand or degenerate into loss of lives and property.