Renewed Hostilities: Governor Inuwa sues for peace between the Lunguda/Waja communities in State.

……Assures of new approach to punish trouble makers.

Gombe State Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has sued for peace between the Lunguda and Waja speaking communities of Gombe State. The Governor’s appeal for peace came in the wake of Friday’s renewed hostilities between the two communities who have been at log ahead with each for quiet sometime.

Represented by the Secretary to the Gombe State Government Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi the Governor visited the affected communities of Nyuwar and Gilengitu were he had discussions with leaders and youths of the areas on the opportunities for a lasting peace.

In the two communities visited, Governor Inuwa Yahaya observed that there is hardly any dividing line between the people of Lunguda and Waja in lieu of their long standing relationship covering critical areas like inter marriages cuisines as well as cultural heritage and ceremonies.

He said his administration is deeply concerned by the renewed violence especially at a time when the rainy season is setting in for farmers to begin land preparation for this year’s cropping season.

Governor Inuwa Yahaya explains that his administration has been diplomatic over the amicable resolution of the Lunguda/Waja crisis in keeping with homegrown solution for peace.

The Governor however warned that henceforth the state government under his leadership will not tolerate any person or group of persons who are bent on instigating violence in the area to achieve their selfish desires.

He said the time has come for his administration to deploy a new approach in dealing with the crisis which has so far claimed lives and properties worth millions of naira.

Earlier speaking the district head of Nyuwar James Pisagih appealed to the administration of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya to be more decisive on merchants of violence in the area and their sponsors no matter how highly place they are.

“Of course the Governor has done well in deploying security forces to maintain the maintain the peace but we are appealing to him as our leader to arrest and prosecute those instigating violence in the area”.

He said Nyuwar community has been under constant attack by individuals suspected to be Waja militias who have so far destroyed the properties and livelihood of the people of his community.

The traditional ruler express gratitude to Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for sending a delegation to empathize with the people of Nyuwar describing decision as swift and leadership personified.

In the same vain the spokesperson for the Gilengitu community Usman Adamu Sirja told the representative of the Governor that the opportunities for peace are within touching distance if the State government convoked a peace and reconciliatory meeting clear grey areas bordering on farmlands and access to Government facilities.

He equally thanked Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya for showing empathy with the people of Gilengitu in their most difficult moment.

In Jessu where the representative of the Governor also visited it the same message of peace and the need for the people of Lunguda and Waja to eschew violence in all its forms.

The district head of Jessu had while responding to Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya’s message of peace calls for concerted efforts to end the carnage.

He also appreciated the Gombe State Governor for his prompt response to quell the renewed hostilities.

The representative of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya also met with displaced persons taking refuge in Jessu where he assured them that the State will assist them where necessary.

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