THE Committee on Prevention and Management of Communal Crisis in Nasarawa State has called for more security personnel to areas vulnerable to crisis in the state to guard against future occurrence.
The committee was set up by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba.
A member of the committee, Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Adeola Adeniji (Zone 4), made the call on Friday in Lafia while addressing newsmen.
Adeniji, who was the Chairman, stakeholders meeting that met with religious and tribal leaders affected by communal crisis, said the deployment of more security personnel would check escalation of crisis.
He called on the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Yakubu Usman, to hold further meetings with aggrieved community and religious leaders to find a lasting solution to the crisis.
He said “we have advised the commissioner of police to continue to meet with those affected by the crisis and dialogue with them.
“The more these tribes dialogue about their grievances the lesser conflict or no conflict at all that we will experience in the state.’’
Adeniji promised that the committee would continue its mandate of preventing and managing communal crisis across the country until maximum security was guaranteed.
He added that “we will continue to visit Nasarawa, Benue, Plateau and other states affected by communal clashes to resolve grievances and prevent further crisis.
“That was the mandate given to us by the IGP.’’
Earlier at a meeting, the Emir of Lafia, Alhaji Isa Mustpha, had said that most of the problems that led to the crisis were manmade.
The emir, who was represented by Alhaji Ishaika Dauda, the Madakin Lafia, urged security agencies in the state to be proactive to guard against crisis becoming too late to be quelled.