Protesters storm Abuja, beg Buhari to intervene in Tiv/Jukun crisis

Protesters storm Abuja, beg Buhari to intervene in Tiv/Jukun crisis

- A group has called on President Buhari to intervene in the crisis rocking Taraba state

- The group in a protest also called for an investigation into the long standing issues between Tivs and Jukuns

- The protesters also urged the federal government to move against those allegedly undermining the peace in the state

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently under pressure to end the growing crisis between the Tivs and the Jukuns of Taraba state.

In a protest which took place in Abuja on Wednesday, August 14, in Abuja, some Taraba indigenes and other concerned Nigeria called on the president to interfere in the crisis which has claimed many lives and lasted more than decades.

In a letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, the leaders of the group of protesters, Mike Msuaan and Solomon Adodo, urged the federal government to move against those allegedly undermining the peace in the state.

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The protesters also that native and resident of Tiv and Jukun are ever ready to embrace peace and maintain tranquility in the area.

They said: “The masses of the Jukun and Tiv communities in Taraba state are very willing to embrace peace and live in harmony for growth and development to thrive."

"Howbeit the elite, who seek to disparage the image of the government, have continued to stoke the embers of violence just to achieve their unpatriotic ulterior motives. These individuals must be halted before they proceed to their next level of violence propagation," they protesters said in their letter.

They also urged Buhari to direct all the relevant security agencies to thoroughly investigate the masterminds of the crisis for further prosecution.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the governor of Taraba state, Darius Ishaku, had assured residents and he is working effortlessly with his colleague in Benue state to bring an end to the Tiv/Jukun crisis.

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Ishaku also said that the allegation that he and Theophilu Danjuma is fuelling the crisis is false.

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