Nasarawa LG chairman moves to end hostilities
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.