By Christiana Ekpa
The House of Representatives has urged the National Boundary Commission to immediately commence the demarcation of the boundary between Benue and Nasarawa States in order to curb incessant crises.
The Green Chamber mandated the Committee on Special Duties to convene a meeting of relevant stakeholders for the purpose of the boundary adjustment and demarcation.
The resolution was sequel to the adoption of a motion on:”Need for the National Boundary Commission to Clearly Demarcate the Boundary Between Nasarawa State and Benue State moved by Abubakar Nalaraba (APC, Nasarawa).
Moving the motion, Nalaraba noted the devastating effects caused by interstate boundary disputes across the country as lack of clearly defined boundary demarcation between the communities
of Awe, Doma and Keana in Nasarawa state and Guma and Makurdi in Benue state has over the years continued to bring complex security and socio-economic problems to these communities.
The lawmaker said he was aware that before 1910, River Benue was the natural historical boundary line between Nasarawa State and Benue state and any land from the north bank of the River Benue was in Keana as well as Awe and Doma.