Peacekeeping efforts have begun between the warring towns of Wurkun and Karinjo in the Taraba State municipality of Karim-Lamido.
This happened on Friday, when the two villages put their differences aside and pledged to work together to bring prosperity to both of their areas and to the entire council.
Agbu Kefas, governor of the state, orchestrated the peace efforts by convening a 26-person committee to end the conflict.
Leaders from the two villages pledged to work around the clock during a meeting held in Karim-Lamido, the administrative centre of the council, to end the situation that has resulted in widespread loss of life and property.
Wilfred Kwanchi, national president of the Wurkun Development and Cultural Association, and Hamman Adama Adamu, president of the Karinjo Development and Cultural Association, have pledged to do everything in their power to prevent a crisis in either of their communities or the Council as a whole.
They reaffirmed their willingness to collaborate with the security officers in order to bring to justice any individual(s) or organization(s) that attempt to undermine the peace deal.
The head of the committee, Inuwa Bakari, said the council would only see growth from the governor if the people avoided conflict.
If you are eager to embrace peace, the current governor of the state is prepared to wipe away your tears by bringing development to your doorsteps.
Bakari added, “the state government will not hesitate to disrobe any district or village head caught promoting disunity in his domain” while urging on security forces to spare no one trying to derail the peace pact.
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