Royal Father Attributes Wase Crisis To Ethnicity And Land Ownership By Yakubu Wuyep,Jos
The Traditional Ruler, His Royal Highness , Emir of Wase Alhaji Dr Mohammadu Sambo Haruna has attributed ethnicity and land ownership as the major causes of conflict in the Council .
Haruna stated that the crisis in Wase local government area has never been religious crisis, it has always been ethnicity problem.
Emir disclosed this to journalists led by an international non-profit Organizations, Search for Common Ground (SFCG) who paid him a visit in his palace.
According to the Emir the major problem facing Wase presently is the issue of cattle theft, he called on the security agencies to rescue the local government from the hand of criminals.
As a result of the crisis that bedevilled Wase, when you go to our school you will see a lot of refugees who has been displaced, we feed them and clothe them.
Wase local Government has really enjoyed relative peace for over six (6) month now.
He called on investors to come and invest in the local government and also help to develop the mineral resources, now that relative peace is being enjoyed in the area.
Wase local Government is blessed with mineral resources and also have the most fatal land in the state,he said.
He appreciates search for common ground for the initiative to resolve the crisis in the area and promise to support the initiative,
His word, I sincerely appreciate this initiative to resolve the crisis that bedeviled this my local government for years, I’m very happy, my door is wide opened for you anytime you need my attention or clarification
The Emir also advises politicians not to over heat the polity that will cause violence in the country.
He said power belong to God and he gives it to whoever he wishes, politics is not a do or die affair.