By Emmanuel Ukumba in Lafia
Nasarawa State Governor, Umaru Al-Makura, has said his administration will never rest on its oars until normalcy is returned to the Benue/Nasarawa border which has been engulfed with crisis between herdsmen and farmers.
The governor stated this yesterday during his sympathy visit to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps located in Keana, Kertyo, Awe and Tunga towns of the state, adding that “I ‘m happy to say that things are beginning to calm down even in Benue and along our borders.”
He said: “We would never rest on our oars until we ensure that the areas are back to normal just like it used to be. I want to further say what you heard that is happening in Makurdi is being taken care of and things are calming down.”
The governor then charged residents of the state to refrain themselves from making inflamatory speeches. “There are people who don’t want our peaceful co-existence in this country.They use the unfortunate situation to fan the ember of disunity,” he alerted.
According to him:, “We should refrain ourselves from making any comment that divides our unity. We are going to deploy four units of riot policemen, especially to those boundaries, to ensure that those places are safe for you to return any moment from now.”
The governor however expressed his sympathy with the displaced persons over what has happened to them recently and forced them to come out of their homes.
“But I want to assure you that we will give you all the necessary protections and other supports as regards to your welfare,” Al-Makura concluded.