urges warring communities to sheathe swords 


Abiodun OBA


The people of Bonta and Ukpute communities in Benue State have been told that nothing compares with peace. 

The State Governor Samuel Ortom, stated this on Monday when he led top government functionaries, politicians and security chiefs on a peace mission to the communities.

The two communities had been at loggerheads since June 2020 to date over a land dispute.

Ortom said that there was nothing that could be compared with peace, stressing that the members of the communities should allow peace to reign and so, sheathe their swords.

“There should be no more hostilities. I enjoin you to embrace peace and dialogue,” he said.

Senators Gabriel Suswam and Abba Moro also appealed to the youths of the two warring communities to embrace peace and stop further hostilities.

The duo promised that they would not rest on their oars until peace finally returned to the areas.

They pleaded with the people to allow them to mediate in the dispute to return peace to the environment.

Responding, the traditional rulers and youth leaders of both two communities pledged to abide by the peace accord initiated by the State Government.

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