Plateau State Government will soon implement the White Paper on Berom-Fulani Peace Accord.
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State stated this on Monday while declaring open a three-day Peace and Security Conference, Organised by Plateau Peace Building Agency, titled: “The resurgence of Violence in Plateau state: Towards a Multi Stakeholder Partnership for Peace and Security” held in Jos, the State Capital.
Lalong said despite activities of enemies of peace who were bent on dragging the state to the gory past, his administration will remain focused in the enthronement of peace and unity in the state.
He said two separate committees have been constituted recently constituted to work on the safe return and resettlement of all IDPs to their homes and provide humanitarian needs of the victims.
“I am saddened by the fact that some of the modest successes we have recorded in our collective efforts to build peace within the last three years, have been undermined by agents of destabilization and enemies of peace.
“We shall not however despair and neither shall we relent in our commitment to tackle the challenges of peace and security regardless of the evil machinations of those who have sworn to take us back to our gory past.
“Our administration is committed to implementing the white paper from the Berom and Fulani Peace Committee. We believe this is also a panacea for building inclusive peace, based on the recommendations of the conflict parties.
“I recently constituted and inaugurated two separate committees to work on the safe return and resettlement of all IDPs to their homes in the one hand, and in the other, provide for the immediate humanitarian needs of the victims of he crisis with a view to saving lives and maintaining the dignity of human.
In his remarks, the Director General of Plateau Peace Building Agency, Mr. Joseph Lengmang, said the peace, which the State government and the agency had worked for in the last three years was truncated by enemies of peace during the recent attacks in the state.
Lengmang stressed that the Peace Agency will continue to work and create mutual understanding with various ethnic nationalities in the state for absolute and sustainable peace.