Over 14Billion Naira Lost to Crisis in Southern Taraba
Chairman of the Seven-man Judicial Commission of Enquiry into the crisis between the Tiv and their Neighbours in Taraba State, Retired Justice Kummai Aka’as has described the damage done by the crisis as monumental.
Justice Aka’as (Rtd.) who was speaking at a ceremony in Jalingo on Tuesday October 20, 2020 when the report of the Commission of Enquiry was presented to Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku, said the damage done by crisis was worth more than 14billion Naira.
He appealed to all stakeholders to do whatever was necessary to stop the crisis.
He also emphasized the need for the quick demarcation of the boundary between Taraba and Benue states as a step towards achieving peace between the Tiv and their neighbours in Taraba State.
Justice Kummai said the report submitted was entirely based on the findings of members and that there was no attempt by the Governor or any other interests to influence the job of the commission.
Speaking after receiving the report, Governor Ishaku thanked members of the commission for finishing their assignment in record time.
He said the crisis between the Tiv and their Neighbours in Taraba has been on since 1991 and promised that his administration would do everything within its powers to resolve it.
He also joined in the call for the demarcation of the boundary between Taraba and Benue.
Governor Ishaku promised to act decisively on the report of Commission, assuring members that they would discover at the end that he did not bring them to waste their time.
Governor Ishaku emphasised the need for all persons resident in the state to be law abiding and to resist the temptation to be teleguided by outsiders to cause crisis.
– Story by BALA DAN ABU, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity.