Governor visits volatile areas to prevent flare up of tribal animosity

By NepJournal January 10, 2015 13:22

Governor visits volatile areas to prevent flare up of tribal animosity

By S. Hassan

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Mandera Governor Hon. Ali Roba addressing a security meeting in Rahmu on Saturday morning

Mandera Governor Hon. Ali Roba appealed to residents of the county to maintain peace and harmony in the wake of Friday morning’s attack on Guba location where a minor and his elderly father were killed.

The Governor embarked on a tour of the volatile areas in the county to defuse tension and prevent flare up of tribal clashes following renewed hostilities over settlements.

Mr. Roba toured Rhamu and Banisa Sub – Counties accompanied by Banisa M.P Hon. Mohamed Abdow, a team of security personnel and senior officials from his administration.

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Governor Ali Roba addressing residents of Olla location earlier today

The County boss urged residents to treat the Guba attack as a criminal act saying that the Government will bring the perpetrators to book immediately.

“Let us task the government to bring these culprits to book and focus on development instead” he urged.

The locals on their part greatly appreciated the quick response by the governor and his team and promised to work with the Government to ensure peace continues to prevail in the County.

The County witnessed bloody battles between Garre and Degodia clans that lasted almost a year before intensive efforts by the Central Government and local leaders yielded fruits.

Uneasy calm returned after a comprehensive peace deal was signed between the two warring clans ending the hostilities that saw the killing of hundreds of people. Thousands of others were displaced and settlements reduced to ashes.

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By NepJournal January 10, 2015 13:22

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