Bayelsa Deputy Governor, Mr Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, has tasked the people of Azama and Isoni communities to put their peaceful co-existence ahead of any other consideration.
Ewhrudjakpo stated this at a meeting with representatives of Azama Community and the Isoni/Azama Peace Committee at his office in Government House on Sunday.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Deputy governor expressed delight that no life has been lost as a result of the dispute. He encouraged members of both communities to sustain the prevailing peace.
Ewhrudjakpo urged the youths of both communities not to take laws into their hands but remain patient as government is taking steps to resolve the issue.
He commended indigenes of both communities for being calm and allowing government to wade into the matter, assuring them of an unbiased approach to the resolution of the conflict, which has lingered on for several decades. NAN