By Our Reporter
As part of their resolved efforts to further cement it’s traditional relationship with her neighbours in the southern senatorial zone, the Tiv community of Nasarawa state has embarked on a peace advocacy tour of some traditional rulers.
Under the umbrella of Tiv Development Association, TIDA and Ate u Nasarawa, the community says the new initiative was necessary to correct the wrong impression created by the activities of some unscrpulous elements in recent time.
Led by the new Ter Tiv Nasarawa state, Chief Clement Ibo and TIDA President, Comrade Peter Ahemba respectively, the train visited Giza in Keana Local Government Area, and Obi LGA yesterday, the community distanced self from the ‘distorted open letter’ purpotedly written to Gov Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state, by an unidentified James Saaondo, claiming the ownership of some Alago ancestral towns and villages in the southern senatorial zone of the state.
At the Palace of the Sangari of Giza and Osuko Palace in Obi, the leaders expressed their desire to reunite the Tiv with their Alago neighbours.
Both the Alago and Tiv, they said have live together peacefully for decades without problems, calling on all stakeholders to ignore any memo that suggests bad blood the two ethnic groups.
The Osuko of Obi, Alhaji Aliyu Dangiwa Orume who received the team, charged them to explore all avenues in bringing peace.
The monarch who also expressed his Chiefdom to promote coexistence among all the ethic groups in his dormain, tasks TIDA and Ate leadership to always verify reports before acting upon as previous ones were later proof to be hearsay or lies.
The Tiv community has been under tense pressure resuoting into killings of farmers by suspected armed Fulani herders fleeing away from neighbouring Benue and the clashes with Alago youths over some farmlands.
The tour which is expected to last for a week, will have some selected traditional rulers and political leaders from the trouble communities to douse down tension.
Tiv Courts Alago, Gwandara for Peace.
By Our Reporter