The Aku Uka of Wukari and Chairman, Taraba State Council of Traditional Rulers, His Royal Majesty, Shekarau Angyu Masa’ibi Kuvyon II, has attributed the lingering crisis between the Tivs, Jukuns and other neighbouring communities to unresolved boundary adjustment in the State.
Aku Uka stated this through the Secretary of Wukari Traditional Council, Bala Hussaini who appeared on Monday before the Judicial Commission of Enquiry on Tiv and their neighbours, sitting in Jalingo.
The Royal father pointed out that over the years, the problem of unresolved boundary demarcation between Taraba and Benue States has been creating series of problems along with the border areas.
The Aku Uka also informed the court that since the advent of the present Democratic dispensation, there has not been any boundary adjustment by both governments of Benue and Taraba.
“There are instances whereby a Tiv man from Benue State may cross over a Boundary in Taraba State, mounted signposts and claim settlement”, he said.
His Royal Majesty, Aku Uka however, commended the Commission for the task bestowed on them of ensuring that peace is restored in Taraba State.
The Traditional Ruler further disclosed that his main purpose of visiting the court, was to offer his support saying he was in support of the work they are doing and wish them success.
” All I want is to see that there is sustainable peace not only in my domain but the entire the state for the development of all” Angyu added.
Responding, the Chairman of the Commission, Justice Kamai Bayanga Aka’ahs, appreciated the Royal Father for finding time to visit the Commission and assured him of the commission’s resolve in ensuring justice for all involved.
Aka’ahs also assured that the commission would make out time to visit the conflict-affected areas as well as the Palace of His Royal Majesty, Aku Uka at Wukari, Headquarters of Wukuari Local Government Area of Taraba State.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the presentation of the Royal father, former Minister for water resources, Obadiah Ando expressed confidence in the commission and wished them success.