Efforts to end the protracted conflict between the Tiv and the Jukun took another dimension last week when governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State hosted a mediation meeting with deputy governors of Taraba and Benue States in Lafia. The peace meeting brought together major stakeholders from the two warring tribes to a round table to find lasting solution to the lingering crisis.
While opening of the meeting, Governor Sule expressed delight with the governments of the two states for choosing Nasarawa State to host the meeting. He noted that he hurriedly accepted to mediate and host the meeting because of the importance of peaceful coexistence to the development of any society.
He said as governments, their number one responsibility was to ensure peace and secure their people to enable them go about their activities without any fear of intimidation or molestation. Sule said posterity would judge them if they failed in discharging this onerous duty and other responsibilities as leaders.
“Our children would require from us to know the roles we have played as individuals in Government House to ensure peace in our respective states,” the governor added.