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Crisis: Benue, Taraba set up joint peace committee, border patrol team

Written By Idoma Television on Monday, September 7, 2015 | 11:24:00 PM

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, and his Taraba State counterpart, Darius Ishaku have announced the setting up of a joint Benue-Taraba peace committee to monitor potential threats to peace along the border communities between the two states.Similarly, a joint Military-Police patrol will be drafted from the two states to intensify security surveillance at the border areas.

These were part of resolutions contained in a communique issued at the end of the joint Benue-Taraba security meeting held at the Benue People's House Makurdi.Governor Ortom read the communique.
The security councils advocated the creation of ranches in designated areas as a long term measure to reduce conflict between farmers and herdsmen as well as encouraged peaceful co-existence among the two groups.

The two states also agreed to establish agro-allied Industries to absorb the teeming youths of the States so as to discourage idleness.The communique urged traditional rulers in the two states to create a platform of interaction to enhance peaceful co-existence in their domain.

It urged individuals or communities that have found themselves in either of the states to submit themselves to the authorities and respect the rules and tenets of such states in addition to providing relief materials to internally displaced persons as an interim measure at cushioning their hardship.
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