The Governor of Nasarawa State, Tanko Al-Makura, on Sunday visited areas recently hit by communal crisis and said that the government has identified those behind the frequent crisis in the state.
Mr. Al-Makura stated this during his assessment in Assakio, Lafia local government area.
The governor also visited Tudun Adabu, Assakio, Agyaragun Tofa and Daddere in Obi local government.
Mr. Al-Makura refused to reveal the identities of those he accused of being behind the crisis, but said they are politicians, leaders of cultural associations and some community leaders.
Mr. Al-Makura, who visited the troubled communities in the company of government officials and security operatives, said that his administration had mapped out strategies to ensure peaceful coexistence among citizens of the state.
He expressed shock at the level of destruction that led to the displacement of so many people currently in refugee camps.
The governor also disclosed that the state government will on Tuesday convene a peace meeting of stakeholders across the state to find a lasting solution to the crises.
He said his government would liaise with all concerned parties on how best to ensure peace returned to the state and assured the people that government and security agencies were in control of the situation.
He urged those who fled their communities to return as the government would provide the necessary relief materials and security for them.
Mr. Al-Makura assured that government would apply the full wrath of the law in dealing with the perpetrators of the renewed ethnic clashes across the state.
He added that the federal government had given the state government the full support to implement the white paper on the Alakyo killings that indicted 58 people.