Determined to end the incessant communal clash over land disputes that has claimed many lives in the southern senatorial district, the Gombe State House of Assembly has constituted a joint committee on security and land to look into the matter and report back to it.
The decision was informed by a motion sponsored by the member representing Billiri East Constituency, Rambi Ibrahim Ayala, seeking for a proper demarcation of boundaries within the areas.
His call for the reinforcement of security in the affected communities with a view to ensuring lasting solutions to the lingering conflict among various ethnic nationalities in the area also contributed to the decision.
The legislator, who doubles as the Chairman, House Committee on Land and Water Resources, made the call under matters of urgent public importance during the House sitting yesterday in Gombe.
He said despite the relative peace enjoyed by the people in the state irrespective of their diverse background, pockets of communal clashes in some parts of the state has continued to rear its ugly head leading to the loss of lives and the disruption of economic activities in these areas.
“We have a responsibility to our young ebullient and dynamic state to serve as a fountain that will quench the ravaging conflagration of ethnic strife. As we are all aware, the unresolved land/boundary dispute in some parts of the state has given rise to skirmishes as recently witnessed amongst the inhabitants of Kaltungo, Shongom, and Billiri Local Governments which has led to the loss of lives and property.
According to him, such efforts would go a long way in curbing the problem, as well as enable the people to go on with their normal activities and contribute to the economic development of the state.

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  • UYI111

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