In the Kurmi Local Government Area of Taraba State, at least three police officers were slain in a conflict.
A woman was also slain in the conflict between the Ichen and Ndaka tribes in the state’s Kurmi Local Government District.
Mr Solomon Elisha, Taraba’s Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, commented on the incident, saying it was regrettable that brothers chose to fight each other.
He observed that rather than confronting the economic crisis that had crippled the activities of the two communities, individuals opted to argue over subjects that were unrelated to their interests.
It is wrong, he believes, for brothers to choose not to live happily together.
“When this issue first arose, the state administration was on top of things, and stakeholders had convened a meeting with various parties.”
“I am an Ichen guy from Kurmi, and I have told my people to lay down their arms and fix whatever the problem is.”
“During his recent visit to Kurmi, Governor Darius Ishaku spoke with the two feuding parties, and they agreed to coexist and live in peace,” he stated.
The Commissioner, who is a Kurmi LGA stakeholder, praised the governor for establishing a commission of inquiry to investigate the situation and bring the conflict to a conclusion.
The Nigerian Police Force’s Taraba Command has already verified the deaths of three police officers and a woman in the conflict between the Ichen and Ndaka tribes.