By: Yusuf Umar
The Adamawa and Gombe State Governments have continued their efforts to broker sustainable peace and understanding between the Lunguda and Waja ethnic groups of the two states.
The standing committee set up to reconcile the two tribes after the misunderstanding that led to the destruction of lives and property advised the aggrieved parties to forgive each other and work towards having a stronger and lasting peace which is the ultimate goal.
The standing committee on rebirth and sustenance of peace among Lunguda and Waja communities of the two states which is headed by the Deputy Governors of Adamawa and Gombe was in Guyuk local government in continuation of its reconciliation mission among the two tribes.
The committee is empowered to chart new ways of restoring trust, unity, peace, understanding and harmony between Lunguda and Waja communities
Adamawa state Deputy governor Chief Crowther Seth commended the two state governments for the bold step geared towards reconciling the two ethnic nationalities, noting that it is the testament of their commitment to peace building.
While expressing hope that the meeting would be the unifying force among Lunguda and Waja since the committee is poised towards resuscitating lasting peace, unity and harmony, he advised the youths to harken unto the words of their parents and elders.
His counterpart from Gombe state Manassa Daniel Jatau, cautioned against blame game calling on them to accommodate each other's wicknesses and embrace the spirit of forgiveness, warning that there is no development without peace.
The Gombe Deputy Governor further tasked Lunguda and Waja sons and daughters to resist those causing misunderstanding between them, but maintain the long history of togetherness they have been known for
On their part, the Kwandinunguraya Kuruhaye Dishon Dansanda II and Bala'a Waja Danjuma Muhammadu also sued for peace.
They regretted the recent misunderstanding between the twin tribes which according to them is perpetrated by the enemies of progress, calling on their subjects to eschew their differences and never give chance to bad elements within their communities.
highlight of the meeting was display by the cultural troops to entertain their guests.