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Reps call for demarcation of Nasarawa, Benue states

Governors Abdullahi Sule and Samuel Ortom at the Join Peace and Security meeting between Benue and Nasarawa states.

The House of Representatives has mandated the National Boundary Commission to urgently begin the demarcation of the boundary between the communities in Nasarawa and Benue states, to curtail incessant crises.

A motion for the demarcation was sponsored by a member representing Awe/ Doma/Kokona federal constituency of Nasarawa state, Abubakar Nalaraba.

The lawmaker explained that since the creation of the states, boundaries are yet to be clearly defined.

He recalled that, before 1910, River Benue, was the natural historical boundary line between Nasarawa and Benue states and any land from the north bank of the River Benue, was in Keana as well as Awe and Doma.

He expressed concern that if urgent steps are not taken to address this incessant dispute it will further stall socioeconomic improvement in the affected communities, increase violence, loss of more lives and damage of properties.

His Motion was adopted by the House, as the Speaker directed the National Boundary Commission to immediately commence the demarcation of the boundary between the communities in Nasarawa and Benue States.

Ibrahim Shehu

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