Taraba state Govenor,Darius Ishaku yesterday asked residents of Chonku village who had fled to Wukari town in the wake of the Tiv/Jukun crisis to return home and resume their normal activities, saying peace has returned to the area.
Ishaku made the call while laying the foundation of a Military and Police base at Chonku village.
He said that the state government would establish a security base on the border between Taraba and Benue.
According to the governor, the security base would provide security to the village, which shares common boundary with Benue.
The governor said it was very unfortunate that the two border communities had continued to engage themselves in violent clashes instead of living in peace.
He said his administration was doing its best to address insecurity and communal crisis in all parts of the state.
“I call on the good people of Chonku to please come back to your town and resume your normal activities,” he said.
“I want to assure you that adequate security will be provided to you by the military and the police to enable you to return home and go about your normal activities without fear of attack.
He said facilities such as healthcare centres, markets and boreholes would also be provided to improve their living conditions.
“Both Taraba and Benue states need peace and the people should be encouraged to coexist peacefully,” Ishaku said.