Following the constant communal conflict between Lungunda and Waja tribes, Adamawa and Gombe government have banned hunters and militia groups in the communities.
“All militia and hunter groups are hereby disbanded and their activities proscribed in both communities of the two States,” the governments stated.
The ban was announced in a communique issued at the end of the first Adamawa/Gombe (Lunguda & Waja) community peace accord held in the Numan local government area.
Lunguda and Waja are tribes found in Adamawa and Gombe.
Governors Ahmadu Fintiri and Muhammad Yahaya signed the communique.
It said, “Following the perennial clashes between the Lunguda and Waja communities spread between Adamawa and Gombe states, the governors of the two states, Ahmadu Fintiri, and Muhammad Yahaya, summoned a peace meeting in Numan with the prominent sons and leaders of both communities.
“Lunguda and Waja people were neighbours under one chiefdom in Gombe state and had been enjoying harmonious relationships and inter-marriages.”
The communique added, “And that, all Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps should be closed within the next one week, and people should return to their homes.”