The Coordinator of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the Jalingo Local Government Area of Taraba, Mr Lawrence Tata is not pleased with the merciless killings among ethnic groups, herdsmen and farmers in the state.
He recently urged security agencies to improve their efforts to put a stop to the violence, because the state is slowly losing its peace and unity.
His words, “The latest report we got is that trouble started when a Fulani man with his cattle entered the maize farm of a Kona man and the cattle ate off the crops.
“We gathered that the Kona man approached the Fulani man for compensation and then trouble started.
“This is so disheartening. We condemn this act in totality.
“It’s unacceptable and we are calling on the government to beef up security to stop these acts because some evil-minded individuals are already trying to turn the scenario into a religious crisis.
“The Jalingo local government chapter of CAN rejects the evil motive of individuals who intend to make it a religious crisis.”