Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has urged members of border communities in the State to seek ways of living in peace with their neighbours.
Governor Ortom gave the charge while speaking during a thanksgiving church service organised in honour of the Principal Private Secretary to the Governor, Mr Stephen Amase at NKST Church, Aliade in Gwer Local Government Area of the State.
He told the people of Gwer and Konshisha local government areas in particular to work towards avoiding a repeat of the previous clashes between them, stressing that communal conflicts were responsible for the absence of development projects in the affected communities.
Governor Ortom said he will personally lead the post-amnesty campaign against criminals, adding that his administration was acquiring vehicles and other security equipment to assist the police to effectively prosecute the war against crime in the state.
The Governor said instead of dividing the people, politics should be seen as a veritable tool for unity and the path to leadership in order to selflessly serve the State.