Taraba IDPs Returnees Commend Ishaku, Appeal For Relief Materials

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Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State

By; DEKERA NICHOLAS, Kaduna

The Tiv internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State on Friday commended Governor Darius Ishaku over his efforts at returning peace in the area.

Coordinator of the IDPs, Mr. Christopher Adyem who made the commendation in a telephone interview with journalists said the IDPs (returnees) have since commenced their farming activities across various villages in the area.

Adyem thanked Governor Ishaku for returning them back to their ancestral homes, saying the return of the IDPs will enable them prepare for the next farming season.

He called on the State government to assist the returnees with food, shelter and drugs to enable them start their lives again.

In the meantime, President General of Tiv Cultural and Social Association, Taraba State, Comrade Joshua Ayagwa has also commended Governor Darius Ishaku for the return of peace in the southern part of the State.

Ayagwa called on the Governor to sustain the peace tempo and initiate efforts that would bring cordial relationship among the people to avoid reoccurrence of the crisis in the area.

“I want to commend the Governor for his peace efforts and for ensuring that all the Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) including Tiv in the crisis areas in southern Taraba return to their ancestral homes.

“We all need peace and I want to call all Tiv sons and daughters in Taraba to support the Governor to succeed in his efforts to return peace in southern and central parts of the state.

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