By Jimin Geoffrey
Governor Samuel Ortom has urged persons displaced from Tyo-Mu community of Makurdi Local Government Area as a result of crisis to return to their homes as security has been beefed up in the area.
The Governor made the call today during an on-the-spot assessment of the crisis accompanied by members of the State Security Council.
He decried the level of destruction that took place, pointing out that people of the area who had lived together for decades have no justifiable reason to engage in violence.
The Governor stated that the development would rather bring untold hardship to residents and their relations who are living in the urban areas. He said dialogue remains the panacea for conflicts.
While charging the security council led by the SSG to do everything lawful to unravel the cause of the crisis, the Governor also ordered the arrest of all perpetrators of the crisis for prosecution, to serve as deterrent to others.
He warned that no one owes land except government, stressing that there was no reason to fight one another on acccount of land ownership.
Security reports indicated that 37 houses were burnt while three persons lost their lives through an autocrash as they were fleeing the crisis-ridden area.