The Nasarawa state government yesterday distributed relief materials worth millions of naira to the internally displaced person of recent communal clashes that engulfed the southern senatorial district of the state.
Addressing the affected communities during the distribution at the City Hall Shendam road, Lafia, Governor Tanko Al-Makura charged the diverse ethnic groups to live in peace with one another for the interest of development.
According to Al-Makura, the security challenges facing the state at present are not restricted to Nasarawa state alone, adding that it is a global phenomenon that has bedevilled the entire globe.
He continued: “We are one people with one destiny and Nasarawa state is for all of us, no matter your tribe or religion, whether you are the Governor, Senator, House of Assembly member, carpenter or farmer. It is the responsibility of all us to live together as one”.
He lamented the incessant attack and counter-attack on communities in the southern part; calling on the perpetrators to desist or face the wrath of the law as well as appealed to affected communities to endure for the survival of Nasarawa State as the state government is making frantic effort to bring an end to it.
The governor, enjoined traditional rulers to unite their people rather than chasing shadows that would not end the present predicament; noting that, there some people who do not mean well for the state as well as cautioned those behind the skirmishes to desist.
On the implementation of the white paper on recent panels, Al-Makura said already government have started implementing investigative report, adding that prosecution of all parties shall take immediate effect no matter one’s status.
He however appealed to security operatives to fasten investigative process leading to prosecution of persons indicted on the White Paper.
Food items distributed were yam tubers, corn, rice, detergents, millet among others.