Pledges to live together in peace and harmony.
The Lunguda and Waja speaking communities in Nyuwar district of Balanga Local Government Area have resolve to eschew all forms of violence that has so far led to the destruction of lives and properties on both sides.
In a Peace and Reconciliation meeting brokered by the district head of Nyuwar and some eminent sons and daughters of Waja and Lunguda ethnic nationalities, the parties resolve to live in peace with one notwithstanding the wrongs committed against each other.
The District head of Nyuwar Mr. James Pisagih said the essence of the meeting is to further consolidate on the peace and confidence building process already initiated by both the Lunguda and Waja speaking communities in the district.
The district head of Nyuwar express confidence that the high level meeting convoked by both parties is an indication of the willingness to eschew all forms of hostilities bearing in mind that peace is paramount to the social and economic wellbeing of any society.
“By the grace of God all parties as you can see have agreed that peace is paramount and we all agreed to embrace it so that there will be progress in this village and let by gone be by gone and let the spirit of forgiveness take the lead”.
On what makes this edition of the peace meeting unique and reassuring, Mr. James Pisagih explains that it was the Waja Lunguda and Fulani speaking communities willingly come together to denounce the conflict and call for an end of it in the interest of peace unity and progress.
He observed that the crisis between the Lunguda and Waja speaking communities in Nyuwar has a direct link with farmlands saying both parties has agreed to return to status quo where no one is deprived of cultivating a piece of land.
The royal father use the occasion to call on the youths on both side to maintain the peace while resisting external influence that can lead to renewed hostilities.
Mr. James Pisagih thank Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, the SSG the Balah Waja and other prominent sons and daughters of both Waja and Lunguda for supporting the process of peace and Reconciliation.
The chairman of Balanga Local Government Area Umar Garba represented by Usman Waziri thanked the District head of Nyuwar for working with critical stakeholders and security agencies in the area to bring about lasting peace in Nyuwar.
The Representative of the Waja speaking community in Nyuwar DSP Joseph Dagu praised the level of sincerity displayed at the meeting pledge to do everything necessary to prevail on the youth from the Waja extraction to denounce violence in all its forms.
In the same vain the representative of the Lunguda speaking communities in Nyuwar Dr. Zaure Charles Sabe said with forgiveness and sincerity of purpose the good old peaceful days for which Nyuwar is known for is within touching distance.
Representative of the Army the Police and the civil defence commended the commitment to organise the peace meeting which they all described as the best and the sure way to achieving a lasting peace.
Joshua Danmalam I.O Gombe SSG’s office.
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