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The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government would September 4, through the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), attend a stakeholders’ meeting at the instance of Benue and Taraba states to urgently de-escalate the crisis between the Tiv and Jukun ethnic groups.
The Federal Government said it would attend the meeting as “a stakeholder and guarantor to assure full federal government backing for the implementation of resolutions arising from the meeting.”
The meeting between the representatives of the two states has been called to resolve the lingering Tiv/Jukun crisis, which has of recent, claimed lives of innocent persons and property.
Apart from the two governors, the meeting is expected to be attended by the traditional, religious and political leaders, as well as other stakeholders from the states.
A few days ago, the President called for an urgent step to taken to reducing tensions between the Tiv and Jukun neighbours and maintaining peace in the two states which had witnessed series of violent clashes.