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Numan/Demsa Killings: Adamawa lawmakers intensify effort to restore tranquillity

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

/ by Adamawa Celebrities
Speaker, ADSHA Rth Hon. Mijinyawa Kabiru

By Jonathan Filibus, Scope News

Following the attack and counter attack that claimed several lives in Numan and Demsa Local Government Areas, the Adamawa State House of Assembly has intensified efforts towards ending the perennial clashes between farmers and herdsmen most especially in the affected communities in Numan and Demsa Local Government Areas.

It was against this background that the hallowed house had during the week detailed its House Standing Committee on Security to wade into the matter in order to restore peace and stability in Numan and Demsa communities.

The House however posited that the importance of restoring peace, stability and confidence between Fulani herdsmen and farmers cannot be overemphasized, hence detailing the committee to investigate and make recommendation so as to find lasting solution to such conflicts.

The decision of the lawmakers was sequel to the matter of urgent public importance and personal raised at the resumed plenary session during the week by the Member representing Numan constituency Hon. Sodom Tayedi Daniel.

Hon. Sodom who briefed her colleagues on the level of damages in Shaforon, Pullum, Nzormwe, Dong, Yonwsolo and Kodomti, communities in the affected LGAs, prayed the hallowed chamber to impress on govt to provide relief materials to the victims as well as sympathize with those that lost their loved ones during  the attack.

The female lawmaker posited that the attacks that took place were purely a farmer/grazers affair and should be viewed from that perspective, saying that the clashes should not be misrepresented to imply or given the coloration of an ethnic or religious clash as being reported at several quarters.

She further appealed to the hallowed chamber to sue for peace and ceassation of hostilities from both sides, saying that no meaningful development would be recorded in a chaos atmosphere.

She harped on a peaceful coexistence and brotherly love as people destined to live together in a nation, stressing the need for the executive arm government to synergize with the traditional institution with a view to achieving lasting peace and reconciliation.

While lauding the constitution of the Administrative Panel of Inquiry, the lawmaker disclosed that the panel would acquaint the government with the immediate and remote causes of the clashes; as it will also proffer suggestion as to finding lasting solution in curbing the future occurrence.

Other lawmakers who spoke on the motion, commended the lawmaker for bringing the issue before the hallowed chamber, saying it was high to take adequate measures towards ending the clashes.
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