Taraba act­ing gov calls for peace in Wukari

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Itodo Daniel Sule, Jalingo

Taraba act­ing gover­nor, Al­haji Garba Umar, has called on the people of Wukari to es­chew vi­o­lence and em­brace peace.

Umar, who made the call while pre­sent­ing re­lief ma­te­ri­als to vic­tims of the Wukari crises, called for tol­er­ance among people of the state.

“I call on all dis­placed per­sons in Wukari and other lo­cal govern­ment ar­eas of the state to tol­er­ate one an­other for a peace­ful so­ci­ety. Govern­ment is do­ing ev­ery­thing pos­si­ble to find last­ing so­lu­tion to the cri­sis as well as to as­sist the vic­tims,” he said.

Rep­re­sented by Mr Do­glas Dog­ara, Head of Ad­min­is­tra­tion, Taraba State Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency (SEMA), Umar said the eight truck­loads of food items pre­sented were do­nated to the state by the Na­tional Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency (NEMA).

Mr Gideon Utika, the Desk Of­fi­cer of Wukari Lo­cal Govern­ment, who re­ceived the items for on­ward dis­tri­bu­tion to the vic­tims, said it has been dif­fi­cult to take the cen­sus of dis­placed per­sons due to the 24 hour cur­few im­posed on the town.

He how­ever as­sured that a dis­tri­bu­tion com­mit­tee com­pris­ing the coun­cil chair­man, tra­di­tional rulers, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of ma­jor tribes in the area such as Jukuns, Tiv and Hausa/ Fu­lani and the se­cu­rity agents were al­ready on ground to en­sure ef­fec­tive dis­tri­bu­tion.

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