Lafia - The Committee on Prevention and
Management of Communal Crisis in Nasarawa State has called for more security
personnel to areas vulnerable to crisis in the state to guard against future
The committee was set up by the Inspector-General of Police,
Mr Suleiman Abba.
A member of the committee, Assistant Inspector General of
Police (AIG) Adeola Adeniji (Zone 4), made the call on Friday in Lafia while
Adeniji, who was the Chairman, stakeholders meeting that met
with religious and tribal leaders affected by communal crisis, said the
deployment of more security personnel would check escalation of crisis.
He called on the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr
Yakubu Usman, to hold further meetings with aggrieved community and religious
leaders to find a lasting solution to the crisis.
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He said "we have advised the commissioner of police to
continue to meet with those affected by the crisis and dialogue with them.
"The more these tribes dialogue about their grievances the
lesser conflict or no conflict at all that we will experience in the state.’’
Adeniji promised that the committee would continue its
mandate of preventing and managing communal crisis across the country until
maximum security was guaranteed.
He added that "we will continue to visit Nasarawa, Benue,
Plateau and other states affected by communal clashes to resolve grievances and
prevent further crisis.
"That was the mandate given to us by the IGP.’’
Earlier at a meeting, the Emir of Lafia, Alhaji Isa Mustpha,
had said that most of the problems that led to the crisis were manmade.
The emir, who was represented by Alhaji Ishaika Dauda, the
Madakin Lafia, urged security agencies in the state to be proactive to guard
against crisis becoming too late to be quelled.