Tiv Jukun meeting

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The crisis between Tiv and Jukun ethic group in Taraba could be comin to an end as both party has agree to a seize fire deal.

In the meeting that took place in Nassawa state, both Tiv and the Jukun ethnic group have reached an agreement to drop arms and embrace peace.

The meeting was presided over by the Nassawa state governor,  Alhaji Abdulahi Sule.

In attendance are: The Taraba statem deputy governor,  Engr. Haruna manu,  Benue state deputy governor,  Engr Benson Abouma,  Nassawa state deputy governor Dr Emmanuel Akabi, Secretary to the Taraba state government, Secretary to the Benue state government,  Traditional rulers and notable personality from the Tiv and Jukun ethnic group.
Tiv Jukun crisis

The seating was made according to guideline against the spread of covid 19.
Tiv Jukun crisis

The meeting took place in Nassarawa state capital.

A communique issued at the end of the meeting was signed by the Taraba state deputy governor,  Engr.  Haruna Manu.

In the meeting it was agreed that:
- Henceforth both ethnic group shall desist from all form of hostilities.
- The governor of both Taraba and Benue state shall meet with the traditional rulers of the affected villages and encourage them on peaceful coexistence.
- People still in captivity should be set free.
- Displaced persons should be allow to return to their community unders the street supervision of security agencies.
- it was agreed that special package will be arrange as palliative for displaced persons in the two state to enable them return to their community.

In another development the association, Jukun Development Association of Nigeria JDAN lead by Chief Benjamin Bako,  has passed a vote of no confidence on the Taraba state governor Darius Ishaku.

Chief Benjamin Bako

The group say Darius Ishaku has fail to protect his kinsmen.

The group demanded that the Taraba state government should as a matter of urgency withdraw all political appointment he has earlier given to the Tiv in Taraba. The group insist the governor should visit the community affected by the Tiv/ Jukun crisis within the next 7 days.

" we demand the governor pay southern Taraba an on-the-spot assessment tour"
The group say this is necessary as southern Taraba gave the governor  the highest vote in his reelections.

In another vein,  the group,  Jukun Development Association of Nigeria has tender an apology to the Taraba state deputy governor Engr.  Haruna Manu for asking him not to visit southern Taraba.

The President of the association Chief Benjamin Bako took to his facebook page to made the announcement.