Jukun/Tiv crises: IDPs in Taraba seek security protection to return home

The Internally Displaced Persons IDPs from Tor Lorshagher Community and other adjoining villages in Wukari Local Government area of Taraba State has written to security agencies in the state to provide security for them to return to their homes in accordance with the law.

This is coming, following the directive by Governor Darius Ishaku for the internally displaced perons in the Jukun/Tiv crisis to return to their homes and continue with their normal lives.

In a letter addressed to the Heads of Security agencies in the state, a copy of which was made available to journalists in Jalingo, the IDPs called on the Police, the Department of State Services (DSS), the Army and other security agencies to protect their movements.

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The letter which was signed by the Village Head, Zaki Ordue Amouta and elders of the community, the people said the move was to avoid the situation where unpatriotic elements would take advantage of the large movement of people to their homes to cause chaos.

“We want to call on security agencies to provide us with the necessary security protection in accordance with the law to avoid misguided persons and criminal elements from taking advantage of the large movement of people to our homes to create chaos in the area.

“As law abiding citizens, we find it imperative to officially notify you of our intention to start returning to our ancestral homes beginning Thursday 26th of November 2020.

They appreciated Governor Darius Ishaku for his efforts towards restoring peace in Wukari Local Government area in particular and the Southern part of the state in general.

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“Crisis does nothing but only destroy people’s general well being and hinders their development,” the statement read.

The letter regretted that what started as a common misunderstanding between two persons in a remote village of Kente on April 1st, 2019 eventually degenerated into a serious crisis claiming many lives and valuable property.

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