Creating an additional district in Tyo-Mu has been listed as part of measures to end the lingering crisis bedevilling two communities in the area.
The recommendation was made by the committee set up by the Benue State Government to investigate the recent communal crises between Mbawa and Ipusu communities in Tyo-Mu, Makurdi local government council.
Chairman of the committee and Secretary to the State Government, Professor Anthony Ijohor, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), stated this Tuesday while presenting his report to the Governor at Government House, Makurdi.
The Prof. Ijohor-led committee also recommended the provision of social amenities at Tyo-Mu and the construction of a permanent base for the State Mobile Police Squadron and Police Station in the area.
He said the establishment of police formations would stop criminal activities in the area.
Prof. Ijohor said, “Government should create an additional district within the Fiidi Council Ward with headship from Mbawa extraction with kindreds under it whose leadership will rotate among the Mbawa, Ugondo and Ipusu.”
Other recommendations include demarcation and issuance of titles to those allocated plots of land, withdrawal of court cases and punishment of culprits fueling the crisis and provision of relief to those whose properties were destroyed but were not party to the crisis, among other recommendations.
Receiving the report, Governor Ortom appealed to the people of the state to always employ dialogue to resolve disputes among individuals and communities.