Ethnic Groups Ask For Security Agents Support In Actualising The Deal
A peace agreement with Fulani was on Saturday signed by five ethnic groups in Lau Local Government Area of Taraba State.
The peace agreement which was signed on Saturday, had the presence of stakeholders of all the ethnic groups in Mayolope a border town between Taraba and Adamawa states.
Report into the deal has it that all ethnic groups agreed to immediately withdraw their militia, and security agents were also urged to arrest any person or group of persons found with arms.
Further report has it that all the ethnic groups had, during the meeting, blamed one another for allowing outsiders to come in and instigate conflict.
The meeting had also accused forces not residing in the area of preaching disunity by using religion and ethnicity as tools.
Aaron Artimas, the spokesperson of Nyandan, who described the peace accord as successful, said all the ethnic groups and Fulani had been living in peace for years.
“We agreed that all the tribes should withdraw their militia and peace and reconciliation committee set up and start building bridges of understanding immediately.
“There is no question of whether you are a Nyandan, Mumuye or Fulani, we are also not talking of religion but all we want is peace and understanding, cohesion and mutual respect”, he said.
Buba Musa, the spokesperson of Fulani, said the peace and reconciliation meeting was a good development, asking all parties to be sincere and abide by all the agreements reached.