To curb the incessant clashes in Taraba State, Nyandan and four other ethnic groups in Lau Local Government Area over the weekend signed a peace agreement with Fulani.
The deal was reached during a meeting attended by stakeholders of all the ethnic groups in Mayolope a border town between Taraba and Adamawa states where it was agreed that militias would be withdrawn.
It was also agreed that the groups and Fulani should comb all trouble areas and arrest any criminal found there as all tribes decide to stop the infiltration of outsiders.
They also blamed external forces for preaching disunity by using religion and ethnicity as tools.
A spokesperson of Nyandan, Aaron Artimas, who described the peace accord as successful, said all the ethnic groups and Fulani had been living in peace for years and want to continue so, Daily Trust writes.
“We agreed that all the tribes should withdraw their militia and peace and reconciliation committee set up and start building bridges of understanding immediately. There is no question of whether you are a Nyandan, Mumuye or Fulani, we are also not talking of religion but all we want is peace and understanding, cohesion and mutual respect”, he said.
The Fulani also welcomed the peace and reconciliation meeting saying it was necessary that the resolutions reached be adhered to.