Taraba acting gov calls for peace in Wukari
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.