Taraba Crisis: Lawmaker enjoins peaceful dialogue

A member House of Representatives has called for a peaceful dialogue to resolve the persistent Crisis between the Tiv, Jukun and other tribes in the state, stressing that only peaceful dialogue can ensure lasting peace and development in the state.

The member representing Karim-Lau, Addo-Kola Federal constituency in Taraba state Mr Danladi Biado Mr. Biado spoke in an interview with Voice of Nigeria correspondents Salisu Waziri in Jalingo Taraba state capital.

He described the withdrawal of the Tiv people in Taraba from the Commission of Enquire set up by the government to proffer lasting peace to the communal crisis in some part of the state as being unfair to the effort of the state government.

He noted that even the World wars were settled through peaceful dialogue, hence the need for all the parties to come to the dialogue table.

“The Tiv people should know that they are our brothers, so if there is a fight between two brothers, courtesy demands that they should come and seat on one table to resolve their differences. But if you make up your mind by saying we are not going to get justice, it means you are not fair to the government. Even the World wars were settled on the table,” he stressed.

The lawmaker further explained that the persons recruited in the commission of inquiry were people of integrity whom the Tiv people should have listened to by burying their grievances before withdrawing from the peaceful dialogue.

“It is only the driver that knows where the pot holes is, Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku is the driver of this state and if the Governor constituted a committee for peace, it is unhealthy for any tribe to say they are not going to be part of it. They should have allowed the committee first, they can now voice out their greviances,  but pulling out of it is not good and they are not doing justice to the governor and the state,” he stated.

He called on all parties involved in the crisis to come to a round table and accept peaceful dialogue for the good of all.

It would be recalled that Voice of Nigeria had reported that the Tiv people in Taraba state have pulled out from the Commission of Inquire set up by the state government for fair of injustice from the commission and have approached a high Court in Abuja to seek for injunction to stop the commission of inquiry from seating in the state.



Source: Voice of Nigeria