The Head of Local Government Administration, HOLGA, in Wukari local government council of Taraba State. Alhaji Tanko Abdulrahman Suleiman has denied the allegations making the rounds that the Tiv and the Jukun ethnic groups, have again drawn a battle line.
Suleiman, who was on Wednesday reacting to Social media reports announcing that the council is in a state of great disturbance, described the publications as false stating that there is no crisis in wukari between Tiv and Jukun people.
Adding that “the said information is false as wukari local government is calm and peaceful as everyone is going about his or normal activities without hitches.”
The leadership of the council, according to him, recently conveyed a security meeting which had in attendance the Chairman and Secretary of Tiv Cultural Association, Jukun Cultural Association and all the relevant security agencies.
The acting council boss, who reeled out the security measures that have been put in place in order to prevent the outbreak of law in the council, expressed sadness at the way and manner some persons are allegedly working round the clock trying to frustrate such efforts.
The local government, as made known by him, “is surprised that despite these efforts, people still go to the press with false information aimed at misleading the general society. ”
He beckoned to the public to disregard the news of the purported crisis, saying, it is the imagination of the author of the false information.
He also called on the people of the council to go about their legitimate businesses without fear, as the council is working in line with the peace mantra of the present state governor, Dr.Agbu Kefas to sustain the peace the council is currently enjoying.
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