Taraba Governor, Darius Ishaku, has appealed to the people of Mambilla Plateau in Sardauna Local Government Area to eschew violence and embrace peace.
The governor’s appeal is contained in a statement issued by Hassan Mijinyawa, his Chief Press Secretary (CPS) and made available to journalists on Thursday in Jalingo.
The statement said the governor described the fresh outbreak of crisis on the Plateau, where lives and properties were lost, as “a sad development.’’
“I hereby appeal to the people of the state, especially the people living on Mambilla Plateau to eschew violence and live in peace with one another.
“Security agencies have already been charged to be on top of the situation in order to ensure peace return to the area as soon as possible,’’ the statement quoted Ishaku as saying.
Renewed crisis erupted on Mambilla Plateau over disagreement between a Fulani man and a Mambilla man.
The disagreement escalated and led to killings and destruction of property.
John Yep, Chairman, Sardauna local government council, imposed 24-hour curfew on Gembu, the headquarters of the council on Tuesday.
David Misal, the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), told journalists that the Police Commissioner, Yakubu Babas, had temporarily relocated to Gembu to ensure restoration of peace.
Misal, who confirmed the death of seven persons during the crisis, said that three units of Mobile police, comprising of 189 operatives, had been deployed to the area to restore peace.