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Nasarawa workshops promote peace

02 October 2013, 07:32Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Inter-Community Consultative Committee in the Nassarawa State organised a one-day peace conference aimed at achieving sustainable peace in the area.

The event was part of efforts to ensure peaceful co-existence among the diverse ethnic groups in such troubled places as the Akwanga local government area.

Speaking at the event, Chairman of the committee, Mandy David Abuluya, explained that the summit was organised to create awareness among the people, especially the youths, on the need for them to shun all forms of violence for the interest of peaceful co-existence.

He said as a body saddled with the responsibility of ensuring a sustainable peace and development of the area, the committee deemed it necessary to organize the summit to preach peace so as to avoid any possible spread of communal violence being witnessed in some parts of the state and the country in general.

Abuluya commended the district head of Akwanga, Anthony Yamusa, for the initiative.

He expressed delight with the level of commitment exhibited by stakeholders in the area.

He said the committee has be able to resolve some boundary and other forms of disputes including the withdrawal and subsequent settlement of cases that were pending in courts for several years.

The district head, Yamusa, thanked the committee members for living up to their responsibility.

He explained that the measure was taken as part of efforts to curb criminal activities in the area.

Yamusa acknowledged the support and contributions of security agents and other stakeholders towards achieving the aims and objectives of the committee.

- CAJ News


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