A joint security meeting between Taraba and Benue states has recommended creation of job opportunities for youths as a measure towards reducing unemployment and criminality among youths of the two states.
This was part of the decision reached at the joint security meeting chaired by the Taraba State Governor, Architect Darius Isiaku and his Benue State Counterpart, Dr. Samuel Ortom.
Reading a communique signed by the two Governors, Governor Darius Isiaku said the meeting condemned the spate of kidnapping, armed robbery and banditry involving armed youths in the two states and called for it to stop.
Governor Isiaku said the meeting stressed the need for adequate provision of logistics support to the security agencies by both the Federal and state governments to enhance surveillance.
He said the meeting also stressed the need for communities and security collaboration by reporting all forms of criminality appropriately and not to shield criminal elements in both states.
Architect Isiaku maintained that the joint security meeting resolved to constitute a joint security committee made of the people of proven integrity and of local of the areas between the two states to address security challenges.
The Taraba state Governor said the meeting also mandated the boundary committees of the two states in conjunction with the National Boundaries Commission to meet and ensure that boundary issues involving the two states are resolved.