The executive secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission, Rev. Yakubu Pam, has met with the natives of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State and the Fulani leaders over the recent attack on the people of Irigwe by the Fulani herders.
During the meeting which was held at the Police officers Mess in Jos, Plateau State on the 15th February, 2021, Rev. Pam condemned the attack on the people of Bassa and pleaded with the residents to embrace peace and shun acts of violence.
He said he would rather love to speak about the growth and development of Plateau.
The executive secretary also said the crisis in Plateau State started since 2001 and ever since, the government and himself have been working tirelessly to restore peace back to the state.
He also mentioned that the battle has always been a circle of revenge as no party has been crowned a winner.
He added that the attacks has now shifted to the Local governments at the outskirts of the State, but that the recent meetings with the Farmers, Herders and Traditional Leaders in the local governments has helped to reduce the attacks.
Earlier, the Commissioner of Police, Plateau State Command, CP Edward Chuka said he is disappointed with the attack on the people of Bassa yesterday, despite the meetings and discussion with the stakeholders of the local governments and Fulani leaders and their promise to live in peace.
He also said innocent lives going about there daily activities are always victims of this attacks.
He stressed that the only way to resolve conflict is through dialogue between both parties, because people are different hence the need to find a common ground, adding that the dialogue should be sincere without an ulterior motive.
He gave his assurance about not relenting in his pursuit of the criminals perpetuating these acts, and promised they would be brought to book.