Tiv/Jukun crisis claimed valuable properties, community laments



A young boy pushes a wheelbarrow past he wreckage of a burnt vehicle and burning shops following a bomb blast at Terminus market in the central city of Jos on May 20, 2014. Twin car bombings on Tuesday killed at least 46 in central Nigeria in the latest in a series of deadly blasts that will stoke fears about security despite international help in the fight against Boko Haram Islamists. AFP PHOTO / STR

The Tor lorshagher community and other adjoining villages in Wukari area of Taraba state Wednesday lamented that the that erupted between the Tiv and Jukun tribe in Wukari in 2019 claimed lives and valuable properties.

In a letter addressed to heads of in the state by Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Tor Iorshagher community and other adjoining villages in Wukari area and a copy made available to urged to provide them with security to enable them return to their respective homes.

The letter called on the Police, the Department of State Services (), the and other to protect their movement.

The letter which was signed by the village head, Zaki Ordue Amouta and elders of the community, 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 to provide us with the necessary security protection in accordance with the law to avoid misguided persons and elements from taking advantage of the large movement of people to their homes to create chaos in the area.

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

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