A youth group, Taraba Tiv Youth Frontier on Saturday urged Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku to expedite action on timely resettlement and rehabilitation of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the State.
In a statement issued in Jalingo and signed by the Chairman of the group, Comrade Dooior Torkula the group commended Governor Ishaku for his tireless efforts in restoring peace in the State, but appeal to him to ensure quick return of the IDPs.
“We call on the Governor to provide adequate security to enable the IDPs go back to their homes and exercise their franchise now that the Local Government elections are around the corner.
“As farmers, the earlier they return to their homes, the better for us and our food security. So, Government should expedite action on their quick return to enable them prepare for the next planting season and rehabilitate them accordingly,” the group said in a statement.
While commending the move by the Governor in maintaining peaceful coexistence among the diverse ethnic groups in the State the group condemn in strong terms the recent outbreak of crisis between herdsmen and farmers in Ardo Kola, Lau and Gassol Local Government Areas of the State which led to the death of many with thousands others displaced.
Comrade Torkula in the statement explained that crisis has never done any good to any society and is never a solution to any problem and called on the people of the State to tolerate one another in the interest of peace and give the Governor a chance to actualise his Rescue Mission Agenda for the state.
The group said it supported strongly the move by the Taraba and Benue State Governments to assist herdsmen establish ranches and grow grasses for cows as a way of checking persistent herdsmen/farmers crisis in the two States, noting that the development will no doubt bring peace in the two States and boost economic activities.