At last, the much-desired peace between the Tiv and the Jukun, which Governors Darius Ishaku of Taraba State and Samuel Ortom of Benue failed to achieve before leaving the country for holidays, is about being realised by their deputies.
Deputy governor of Taraba, Haruna Manu, and his Benue counterpart, Benson Abounu, in the absence of their principals, seem to have brokered peace between the two warring ethnic groups.
At the time of filing this report, normalcy had gradually begun to return on both lands.
The two groups, according The Guardian checks, have been on each other’s jugular for the past two weeks, leading to massive killings and wanton destruction of valuables. Read more