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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

PDP Gubernatorial Aspirant Prince Tarzoor Visit Feuding Tiv Communities, Ensues For Peace - See Pictures of the Extent of Distuction

The PDP gubernatorial candidate in the state Rt. Hon. Terhemen Tarzoor yesterday visited the Akuma Community near Abinse along Makurdi – Gboko Road where a communal crisis between the Iharev Community and Kparev Community in the said area. 
During his visit he urged the need for both communities to compromise their stance and reconcile their differences. He maintained that having lived together for decades without any need for violence; he didn’t see any need why such peaceful existence would be broken at this moment. Hon Terhemen Tarzoor also warned the communities to be weary of external forces that influence negative friction between neighbouring communities.
Speaking to the both feuding communities yesterday were the Makurdi PDP Chairman Hon Terwase Aondoakaa and Commissioner for Lands Hon. John Nenger. Both speakers urged the communities not to politicize the crisis as that would cause unnecessary harm both now and to future generations. They also were of the opinion that both communities had every cause to be at peace and very little reason to tow the path of violence and as such ought to find an amicable solution to the crisis as a matter of grave importance.
The Ter Ipusu, Chief Akuse thanked the kind gesture of the PDP governorship flag bearer and his entourage. He promised that he would work to achieving peace in the area as soon as possible. The President General of the Ipusu community in the area Retired Captain Agber Ifan also spoke in similar words. He thanked the entire group led by Hon Terhemen Tarzoor for taking out time to promote the ideal of peaceful living amongst people of that area.
Chief Akor Agbaior and Chief William Wajir represented the Iharev and Kparev communities respectively. Both chiefs on their part promised to foster peace amongst their people. They pledged to increase their stance on living together as one people. The Mue Ter Chief William Ate was also present and offered his support to the initiative to achieve peace.

Prince Terhemen Tarzoor beseeched both parties to resolve their differences; he set up a committee to look into the crisis and find a lasting solution as soon as possible. He also encouraged a total reconciliation deal, and stressed that no blame should be issued.

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