, pub-7039602827030546, DIRECT, f08c47fec0942fa0
Connect with us


Tiv Community Decries Eviction Agenda In Taraba



Spread the love

The Mbaterem Community of Wukari Local Government Area of taraba state, ,has called on the Federal Government to once again, beam its search light in Taraba State, particularly in Wukari Local Government Area, in order to stop the Tiv eviction agenda by some leaders in the state.

The community in a Press release signed by its chairman, Mr. Nicholas Azege and its Secretary, Mr. Edward Haanongon and issued to journalists Monday, alleged that there is a deliberate and calculated plan by prominent leaders in the state, particularly in Wukari Local Government Area to evict the entire Tiv people in the state, grab their ancestral lands and render them homeless.

According to the release, a very large portion of Tiv land in Wukari Local Government, spanning from Zege-ate, Ikyernum, Daa, IKyaayaa, Ikyo-gbolum, Tar Orshi, Tor-Musa down to Tor-Iorshaer located in three different Council wards including Tsukundi, Chonkwu and Rafinkada, estimated to cover over 27km square and other areas in the Local Government, have already been demarcated and shared among some kinsmen of the LGA.

The release recalled that the Taraba State Government had last year set up a committee to resettle Internally Displaced Persons of Chonkwu and Asa Chiefdoms of Wukari LGA. The resettlement committee, the release states was to serve as a model for other affected places in the near future but regrettably, one year has passed and still counting, no one is resettled in the said areas let alone other affected places in Wukari LGA, leaving the IDPs to languish in pains in the neighboring states.

Part of the release read: “As we write now, Wukari Local Government chairman and his cohort has already embarked on operation destroy Tiv ancestral graves. The operation is ongoing in Tiv villages, graves are being excavated and corps exhumed. Our economic trees are being destroy on daily bases yet, they are telling the whole world that peace is reigning in the Area.

“Our people who attempt to return back on their own to rebuild their destroyed places to continue with their normal businesses are being killed and some driven away, even as their building materials are being destroyed by suspected Jukun millita.

“Yet to be identify gunmen have taken over our displaced homes as their hide outs and any time suspected Jukun militia crash with them in those areas, the Jukun react spontaneous, killing our innocent people in the presence of security officers in the heart of Wukari town.

“Last Wednesday, 9th February, 2022. It was alleged that Jukun militia crashed with these unknown gunmen in IKyernum, Tsukundi Council Ward of Wukari. The Jukuns, without tracing the source of the crash, spontaneously chased and killed so many of our innocent brothers including Msur-Aondo Abegg in the heart of Wukari town, and their corps are not recovered by their families even though there are security agencies all over in the town.

“We want to appeal to the Taraba State Government to hasten up its efforts towards resettling Internally Displaced Persons in the affected areas in the state, especially in Wukari as he pledged in Bali LGA recently. This will prevent the prevalence of criminal activities in the areas and the people will be unable to settle down and register in the ongoing voters’ registration to enable them to take part fully in the forthcoming election, this is more so that hostilities are gradually renewing, as incidents of attacks are rapidly resurfacing.

“We also want to remind the Taraba State Government that we are still taking refuge in the neighboring states as IDPs, as against the Statement made by the Deputy Governor, Engr. Haruna Manu at the just-concluded joint meeting of officials on Benue/Taraba Interstate Boundary held in Abuja last Wednesday, 9th February 2022.

“The officials of Benue Taraba Interstate Boundary should also know that boundary demarcation alone can never solve the Jukun/Tiv crisis in the area, but justice on both sides. After all, Tiv and Jukun patterns of the settlement are interwoven.

“The evil collaborators must know that our lands were given to our ancestors by God and will forever belong to us and so they should jettison their land grabbing and eviction agenda in Taraba State to guarantee peace.

Several calls were put across to the chairman, Wukari LGA, Hon. Daniel Adi to reaction to some of these allegations proves abortive as all his lines were not going through at the time of filing this report.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Work On Gyawana-Opalo-Hoki Electricity Project Will Begin Soon – Gov Fintiri




Spread the love

By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has announced that work on Gyawana-Opalo-Hoki electricity project in Lamurde Local government area will commence soon.

The Governor who revealed this when he led the campaign train of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to canvassing for votes in Gyawana, Lamurde Local Government Area ahead of the forthcoming elections said Government will begin connection of the remaining communities without light to the national grid.

He told the people of Gyawana, Opalo Ngbakowo and Dubwangun wards that his administration has constructed 4km in Lamurde town, 11km of rural road and built 60-bed capacity hospital among others in the local government area.

Governor Umaru Fintiri while noting how his administration turned around the education sector, said he has given local government council chairmen approval to employ more qualified teachers into primary schools to enhance teaching and learning in the state.

On the tussle between host community/workers and management of Dangote Sugar Refinary Numan, Governor Fintiri told the electorates how he asked Alhaji Aliko Dangote to pay compensation among other things to the victims.

He called on the people to support his re-election bid and vote for all PDP candidates in the forthcoming general elections from top to bottom for better Adamawa and Nigeria as a whole.

After the Gyawana rally, Governor Umaru Fintiri alongside top government officials has commissioned Lecture Hall at College of Agriculture Ganye Satelitte Campus Gyawana in Lamurde Local government area.

Meanwhile, Governor Umaru Fintiri in Suwa, Lamurde LGA for the campaign has reassured his commitment to maintain the diversity of Adamawa people and provide equity and fairness to all tribes in the state for peace and tranquility.

Governor Fintiri told the people of Suwa, Sabon Layi and Waduku Wards that the government would continue to protect their lives and property to the best of its ability urging them to vote for PDP candidates in the forthcoming elections.

According to the Governor, It is only quality and affordable education that will bridge the gap between the rich and the poor and therefore reiterates his continued commitment to provide free education in the state.

He promised to drill borehole in Suwa and directed the State Ministry of Rural Infrastructure and Community Development to connect the area and Waduku to the national grid with immediate effect.

Governor Fintiri has during the rally sympathized with the people over the death of PDP Youth Leader in Suwa Ward, Hon. Mairiga Yohannah who was being laid to rest today (Saturday) in Lamurde and prayed to God to grant him eternal rest.

An elder statesman in Suwa, Mr Gabriel Yakubu commended Governor Fintiri for his free education Programme among other giant strides of his administration and assured him and other PDP candidates massive votes of the community.

While on a stop over in Timnu in the Local Government Area, Governor Umaru Fintiri has promised to procure brand new additional transformer for the community for improved electricity as requested by leaders of the community.

The Governor asked the electorates to continue to maintain peace among them as according to him government on its part will not relent until the citizens sleep with their two eyes close across the state.

The State Chairman of PDP, Barrister Tahir Shehu while presenting flag to Hon. Pawikai Bauna as the party’s Candidate for State Assembly Member Lamurde Constituency in Gyawana urged the people to maintain their support for the party.

Continue Reading


Gov Fintiri Turbaned As New Gyana Bachama




Spread the love

By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State Saturday turbaned as the new Gyana (defender) Bachama by Hama Bachama and Paramount ruler of Bachama Kingdom, Homun Daniel Shaga Ismaila.

The colorful event which held in Lamurde, the headquarters of Bachama Traditional Council was attended by State Deputy Governor, Chief Crowther Seth and some top government officials, party chieftains among others .

Speaking at the event, Homun Shaga Ismaila pointed out that the title is an additional responsibility on the Governor to championing the course of peace and prayed that it will be a path to progress and development of the land.

The royal father commended Governor Umaru Fintiri for ensuring peace and security in Bachama Kingdom revealing that his peace loving subjects now go about their lawful businesses without any hindrance.

“Your Excellency, you have brought peace in our land. Our people now go to their farms in peace without any fear of attacks. I wish you the best of luck in the forthcoming elections and beyond,” said the royal father.

In his vote of thanks, Governor Umaru Fintiri appreciated the royal father for bestowing on him the title of Gyana Bachama and noted that it will no doubt spur him to do more in the area of good governance for the state.

He reiterates his resolve to use the title to promote peace, development and prospery in Bachama land and Adamawa State as well as unite the diversed Adamawa people across the nooks and crannies of the state.

Governor Fintiri had after the turbaning ceremony in company of some top government officials proceeded to commission Governor’s Lodge which was a joint project constructed in Lamurde town.

Highlight of the turbaning event was cultural dance display by various groups.

Continue Reading


Just In: Adamawa Govt Set To Construct Modire Road In Yola




Spread the love

By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State says the government will soon flag off construction of Modire Road in Yola South LGA to ease the hardships of motorists and the community.

The Governor announced this when he led the campaign train of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to Yolde Pate in Yola South LGA to canvass for votes ahead of the forthcoming elections.

He said survey of the road will soon be conducted for commencement of the project by the contracting firm, Triacta Nigeria Limited.

The Governor equally reminded the people how his administration built Nyibango – Yolde Pate road, saying that of Lakare – Bole project is still ongoing and will be completed in the next 3 months.

“We have so far delivered on our 11- point agenda and in the second tenure of my administration, we will pursue on 8-point agenda for continued reformation of all sectors in the state,” said the Governor.

The Executive Chairman, Yola South LGA Council, Engineer Mohammed Hamidu commended Governor Fintiri for executing People’s oriented projects in the area and assured him massive votes of the residents.

In their separate remarks, Mohammed Yahaya Marafa and Madam Salome Nelson thanked Governor Fintiri for constructing Lakare – Bole road among other giant strides such as payment of Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations.

Meanwhile, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri had earlier assured the people of Yadim and Ukituki Wards of Fufore LGA of continuity towards Improving security, and education among other sectors if re-elected.

The Governor who was in Yadim on the political campaign announced the readiness of the Government to asphalt the rural road leading to the area constructed by his administration adding that more projects will be deployed to the community.

In his remarks, the State Chairman of PDP, Barrister Tahir Shehu while receiving decampees into the party, assured them fair treatment while urging them to mobilize votes for the party in the forthcoming elections.

Speaking at the event, PDP Candidate for Verre Constituency, Mr Japhet Hammajabu said Yadim and Ukituki wards supported the Governor in 2019, and will indeed double their votes for him and other candidates of the party in the forthcoming elections.

The Sarki Tsabta Adamawa, Alhaji Hamman Adama Ahijo who recalled how bad the road leading to Yadim was before the coming of the present administration, thanked Governor Fintiri for constructing it and assured him bloc votes of the community and environs.

Continue Reading


Copyright © 2021 Sahel Reporters