Taraba state governor Darius Ishaku on Tuesday said that boundary demarcation between Taraba and Benue states would end the lingering crisis between Tiv and Jukun ethnic group.
Ishaku, who spoke exclusively to Blueprint through his senior special adviser on media and publicity, Mr. Bala Dan Abu, during an exclusive interview in Jalingo said his administration since assumption of office has done its best to ensure that the two tribe live in peace with one another.
He stressed that the government of Taraba and Benue states have severally signed peace accord to end violent clashes between the Tivs and the Jukuns.
“Since I became the governor of Taraba state, I have met with my Benue state counterpart, Governor Samuel Orton and signed peace accord to end violent clashes between the two ethic groups.
But I wonder why at the end, violence still persist” he said.
He explained that within the shortest period of time, his administration has succeeded in resolving all security challenges confronting the state in the past.
“I came as governor of Taraba state with good intention and that is why I am up and doing to see that every residence in the state are always protected” he noted.
According to him, his administration has an agenda that is aimed at providing basic needs of the people of the state.
He solicited for the cooperation of all and sundry to enable them enjoy the dividend of democracy regardless tribe and religion.