Insecurity: Taraba varsity students organise peace summit



 Students of Taraba State University Jalingo on Tuesday organised a peace summit aimed at addressing insecurity through social change.

Mr Dennis Shima, the Students’ of Representative Speaker and Chairman organising committee, said that the event is to create a peace advocacy forum that would educate citizens in rural areas on the need to live harmoniously with one another.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the summit is tagged ‘Easter lunch’.

Shima said the summit is to contribute their quota to end the security in the state and the nation.

According to him, the summit became necessary following escalating insecurity in their different forms across the country.

Shima said that as students, they thought wise to put in place the summit to complement the peace efforts of Gov. Darius Ishaku to collectively foster unity and ensure development in the state.

“We are launching a network that would reach out to rural citizens where the crisis usually starts and we believe would be easy to foster peace those communities.

“We our certificate would not be useful if there is peace among our various ethnic and that is why we think an advocacy forum is the key,’’ he said.

Prof. Patrick Oromarike, Head, Department of Political Science and International Relations of the university commended the students over the move towards insecurity in communities.

Oromarike, who represented by Dr Julius Ngomba, the department’s Examination Officer, commended the students for their efforts in tackling insecurity in across the nation.

Rev. Fr Isaac Nyame, a Guest Speaker at the occasion urged the students and other citizens to ensure peace and unity in their various to enhance nation building for a better society. (NAN)