Taraba State Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku is worried about incessant conflict between Jukun and Tiv people in Taraba and Benue states.
The latest of such conflict occurred in Kente, a border community in Taraba State last weekend. Governor Ishaku condemned the degeneration of a minor conflict between a Jukum person and a Tiv person into a bitter conflict leading to some casualties.
He urged the residents of the border communities to live together in peace and harmony to attract government amenities that will make life easier for them.
He said frequent conflicts can only lead to disruption of economic activities and aggravate poverty and hunger.
As neighbours, the two groups need each other for economic survival. Therefore, they must co-operate in protecting their communities against any form of threat to peace in the area.
Bala Dan Abu.
Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media and Publicity.