Nasarawa LG chair­man moves to end hos­til­i­ties

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Hir Joseph, Lafia

The newly elected chair­man of Keana Lo­cal Govern­ment Area of Nasarawa State, Haruna Osegba, has said that about 40 per cent of the people in his do­main have been dis­placed by hos­til­i­ties, pledg­ing to meet with the two war­ring groups on the mat­ter.

“I re­sumed of­fice to ad­min­is­ter an area where over 40 per cent of the people are dis­placed be­cause of vi­o­lent clashes. I am deeply wor­ried that I will be chair­man at a time my people are in refuge,” Osegba said.

He said in view of the sit­u­a­tion, he has con­cluded plans to meet with teach­ers and lo­cal govern­ment work­ers of Tiv ex­trac­tion, af­ter which he will meet with Fu­lani lead­ers

“Peace is crit­i­cal to my suc­cess in of­fice. I will not rest on build­ing con­fi­dence in our people,” he said.

The state sec­re­tary of Miyetti Al­lah, Mo­hammed Hus­sain, told Daily Trust that Fu­lani people in the area are wait­ing for the chair­man’s in­vi­ta­tion and are in sup­port of the peace move.

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