Udege/Loko Lawmaker, Hon Okpoku, Council Boss Moves to end communal clash in Nasarawa Community
“…as lawmaker, council boss visit scene, hold emergency peace meeting, assures of govt. urgent intervention…”
Member Representing Udege/ Loko Constituency at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Hon Mohammed Okpoku Odege has urged the people of Odeni Gida Community of his constituency to remain calm and embrace peace for the overall development of the area.
Okposo made the call during a peace and security meeting in Udege, Nasarawa Local Government Area of the State.
The meeting was organized as a result of a land dispute that caused a communal clash at Odeni Gida in Udege Development Area of Nasarawa State which led to the loss of lives and properties worths millions of naira where the Lawmaker representing the area Hon Muhammed Okpoku and the Chairman Nasarawa LG Hon. Sani Ottos visited the scene.
The lawmaker expressed dismay over the level of loss of lives and properties worth millions of Naira destroyed as a result of the land dispute in the area.
He said that no society or nation will develop in an atmosphere of rancor and confusion, hence the need for the aggrieved parties to embrace peace and tolerate one another.
” Please I beg all of you to sheath your swords, tolerate one another, and embrace peace.
” As no community will achieve meaningful progress and development without unity and peace.
” Look at the level of loss of lives, houses and other properties worths millions of naira were destroyed, it is unfortunate and uncalled for
” I condemned the act in its entirety, especially now that His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi Sule is being up and doing in promoting peace and security as well developing the state,” he said.
Okposo urged the people of the area and other people of his constituency to always report their grievances to the appropriate authorities.
The lawmaker has assured of the State Government’s commitment to ensuring that normalcy return to the community.
Also speaking, the Executive Chairman, Nasarawa Local Government Area, Hon Sani Ottos and Overseer, Udege Development Area, Hon. Salihu Adamu among other stakeholders and traditional leaders urged the people of the area to embrace peace at all times.
They have also called on the people of the community to eschew all forms of bitterness for the overall development of the area and the state at large.