In a decisive move that might signal the end to many years of irrational violence among Herdsmen and Local Farmers, the Sultan of Sokoto and President General, Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, (NSCIA), Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III has promised to personally champion peaceful resolution of farmers/herdsmen clashes in Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba states.
The Sultan, who called on the three affected governors to urgently re-open fresh discourse that could possibly help in bringing an end to the crises, urged leaders at all level to be apostles of peace.
Speaking when the deputy leader of Northern Elders Forum, Wantaregh Paul Unongo led150 people from the Tiv nation to pay homage ahead of the his 10th coronation anniversary celebration, the Sultan insisted that dialogue still remained the best option in any provocation.
He, therefore, urged the Tiv and Fulani to embrace dialogue towards peaceful resolution of crisis, saying both tribes had long standing history of mutual relationship.
Speaking earlier, Paul Unongo admonished Sultan remind the Fulani of their standing history of mutual relationship and the need to keep same aglow.
“The Tiv and Fulani came to meet and establish a symbolic relationship nearly 400 years ago. This relationship was based on mutual respect and trust,” he added.