Tiv, Jukun meet, agree to stop inter-ethnic war


After five months of violent clashes between the Jukun and Tiv in the southern part of Taraba state, the two warring factions on Thursday agreed to a ceasefire.



The two groups took the decision after a meeting presided over by the Deputy Governor, Haruna Manu, which ended on Thursday at the Government House in Jalingo.



In a communique issued at the end of the two-day peace meeting with representatives of both tribes, government officials and security chiefs in the state; and signed by Manu and representatives of Tiv and Jukun, the group unanimously agreed to a ceasefire.



The communique read, “Speakers condemned the crisis and stressed the need for cessation of all forms of hostilities between the two communities.”
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