Fintiri talks tough on communal clashes, sues for peace

Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri has deplored the communal clashes which erupted in Selti community in Numan Local Government Area of the state, while calling for peaceful coexistence.

Fintiri expressed his anger during a peace talk and fact-finding mission with security chiefs in the state on Friday in Numan, following Tuesday’s communal clashes.

The governor, represented by Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Auwal Tukur said the government remained focused on its mandate of maintaining peace, unity and stability.

He tasked the warring parties to eschew their differences and make peace for meaningful change and development.

He also emphasised that the security and wellbeing of the people would never be compromised under any guise and warned that those found guilty would face the wrath of the law.

Liaison Officer on security, Numan Local Government, Ismaila Muri assured the governor that security operatives were doing everything possible to ensure peace in the area.

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He equally commended security agents for their swift response to the challenges.

Maikano Ahmadu, representing Fulani communities of Numan Kingdom, who noted that misunderstanding was bound to happen, however, commended state government’s effort on security.

He also expressed his people’s renewed commitment to peace enterprise and stability.

The delegation earlier visited the traditional ruler of Numan, Hama Bachama, Dr Daniel Shaga, who decried the circle of clashes, saying such was unnecessary and avoidable.

The traditional ruler acknowledged the government’s prompt intervention.

He stressed on the need to look into the root causes of the crisis to stem the tide, promising not to relent, but continue to expose the perpetrators of such conflict for the law to take its due course.


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