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Waja/Lunguda crisis: Gombe Government donates food and non food items to both communities.

….stresses the need for tolerance, peaceful coexistence.

Gombe State Government has donated food and non food items worth millions of naira to Internally Displaced Persons of Nyuwar and Gilengitu communities respectively .

The donation is coming few days after Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya send a delegation led by the Secretary of the State Government Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi to empathize with the two communities following renewed hostilities.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony in Jessu where IDPs from Nyuwar are taking refuge and Gilengitu a Waja speaking community, the Commissioner of Internal Security and Ethical Orientation Adamu Dishi Kupto enjoin both the Lunguda and Waja speaking communities to embrace peace without which no development can be achieved.

The Commissioner explain that the administration of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya is deeply concern over the renewed violent hostilities saying both the Waja and Lunguda must initiate a peace process through mutual understanding and confidence building.

He said the Gombe State Government in collaboration with security Agencies in the State are monitoring and situation closely and equally identifying trouble makers in the crisis for arrest and prosecution.

Adamu Dishi Kupto appeal to leaders in both communities not to siphon the relief materials provided by the State government but to apply justice while distributing it to only those affected by the crisis.

The Executive Secretary of the State Emergency Management Agency SEMA Abdullahi Haruna enjoin members of the two communities not to further escalate the situation especially at a time when every rural community is preparing for the rainy season.

“My appeal to both the Lunguda and Waja speaking communities in Gombe State is for them to shield their sword and embrace peace so that life can return to normal”.

The Executive Secretary of SEMA noted that the relief materials are provided to cushion the hardship face individual displaced as a result of the crisis and not to compensate them.

He said the administration of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya is concern about the safety and welfare of every citizens in the State saying that was the reason why the Governor gave approval for the supply of the relief materials to IDPs in both communities.

Responding on behalf of their respective communities Amos Amako from Nyuwar and Usman Adamu Sirja from Gilengitu express gratitude to Governor Inuwa Yahaya for providing them relief materials to cushion their hardship.

He however pleaded with the administration of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya to initiate a peace plan that will end the wanton destruction of lives and properties.

Items donated include 50 bags of rice, 10 bags of cassava flour 10 cartons of vegetable oil 10 bags of sugar 500 blankets and 500 mosquito nets. Others include 500 mats and essential drugs.

Joshua Danmalam information officer SSG’S Office.

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