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Nasarawa Crisis: Alago And Eggon Sign Peace Pact

Nasarawa State Governor, Alhaji Tanko Al-Makura

After several months of hostilities that led to waste of hundreds of lives and destruction of properties worth millions of naira, the Alago and Eggon tribes who are the principal actors have, alongside other ethnic groups in Nasarawa South, agreed to allow peace to reign for the interest of development.

They agreed on Friday to live in peace and unite in order to ensure rapid development, hence resolved to put a stop to any type of hostility between them and others ethnic groups in the area.

The spokesperson of Eggon community, Ibrahim Jatau, who disclosed this after a meeting with the Alago and other tribes in Tudun Adabu, Obi Local Government Area of the state said, “the security challenges facing the areas, the state and some parts of the country have negatively affected the socio-economic development of the state and the country.

“Without peace no meaningful development can be achieved in any society. Peace is priceless and non-negotiable.

“There is need for us, the Eggon, Alago, Tiv and other tribes in this area to reunite irrespective of our diverse ethnic, political and religious groups to embrace peace for speedy development to be achieved for our benefits.”

He, however, identified envy, hatred, poverty, fear of domination, misinformation, lack of forgiveness and lack of respect to constituted authority as the causes of the crises.

Jatau commended Governor Tanko Al-makura for his developmental strides, especially in the area of infrastructure, and called for its sustenance.

He appealed to the state government to extend its developmental programme to their communities, adding that the communities lack good road, potable water, health and educational facilities, among others.

The spokesperson said the facilities, when provided, would not only improve the standard of living of the people but would also boost economic activities of the state.

Also speaking, Solomon Chunku, a Tiv representative, attributed the crises in the communities and other parts of the country to “handwork of the devil”.

He, therefore, called on the people to pray for the return of peace in the country, and urged the people to support the Al-makura administration to enable it succeed in moving the state forward.


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