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Reps call for adequate security presence in Taraba over communal clash

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By Gabriel Okoro Abuja
The House of Representatives has urged Security Agencies in particular, the Nigerian Army, to increase its presence and intervene in the crisis being experienced in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State.
The call emanated from a motion Co-sponsored by Mr Danjuma Shiddi from Taraba State and Mr Udende Emmanuel from Benue State during plenary on Tuesday.
Raising the motion, Mr Emmanuel informed the House that, Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State has become unstable because of communal clashes between the Tiv and the Jukuns.
The lawmaker stated that, the clashes started from a disagreement between two persons from the two Ethnic Groups, noting that, not less that ten thousand persons have fled their homes due to the crisis and their belongings destroyed, thereby making them Internally Displaced Persons.
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Contributing to debate on the motion, Mr Simon Arabor from Kaduna State, condemned the killings saying its senseless and called for speedy apprehension of perpetrators of the heinous crime.
Adding his voice, Mr Istifanus Gyang called for peaceful resolution mechanism to solving the crisis adding that violence is not an option.
The House thereby urged the National Emergency Management Agency and the Presidential Committee on North East to, as a matter of urgency, provide relief materials to the victims.
In a unanimous voice vote, the House adopted the motion and urged Security Agencies to apprehend perpetrators of the crime and bring them to book, as well as, determine the underlying causes of the crisis with a view to proffering lasting solution.

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